Buddha Dordenma statue

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Great Buddha Dordenma
Dordenma statue
Coordinates27°26′37″N 89°38′43″E / 27.4435°N 89.6454°E / 27.4435; 89.6454Coordinates: 27°26′37″N 89°38′43″E / 27.4435°N 89.6454°E / 27.4435; 89.6454
Height54 metres (177 ft)
Beginning date2006
Completion dateSeptember 2015
Dordenma statue
Statue of a Bodhisattva on the site

Great Buddha Dordenma is a gigantic Shakyamuni Buddha statue in the mountains of Bhutan celebrating the 60th anniversary of fourth king Jigme Singye Wangchuck.[1] The statue houses over one hundred thousand smaller Buddha statues, each of which, like the Great Buddha Dordenma itself, are made of bronze and gilded in gold.[2] The Great Buddha Dordenma is sited amidst the ruins of Kuensel Phodrang, the palace of Sherab Wangchuck, the thirteenth Desi Druk, overlooking the southern approach to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. Construction began in 2006 and was planned to finish in October 2010, however construction did not conclude until 25 September 2015. The completed work is one of the largest Buddha rupas in the world, at 54 metres (177 ft) and contains 100,000: 8-inch-tall and 25,000: 12-inch-tall gilded bronze Buddhas.[3][4]

The statue was constructed at a cost of millions USD paid to Aerosun Corporation of Nanjing, China, Sponsorship from Singaporean, while the total cost of the entire project is well over millions of USD Men Supporter from Singaporean, the interior will accommodate respectively.

Ground floor of Biggest Buddha Statues : in Backside centre Buddha Shakyamuni Statues 7 ft tall, and right Sharibu, left Mongalbu 6 ft tall, and 16 Arhats, and Genyin-Dharmata, King Hashang make by Clays gold paint and Silk cover. Pemalingpa, Zhabdrung, all of Status 5 ft tall, Centre following eight Pillars Guru Padmasomabava, Dakini Mendarawa, Dakini Yeshe Tshogel, Guru Tshoke Dorje, Guru Shakyasenge, Guru Padmasamva, Guru Loden Chokse, Guru Padma Gyelpo, Guru Nyima Oizer, Guru Senge Dradog, Guru Dorje Droloe, all of Status 5 ft tall gold gilded make by bronze. wall painting 5meter hight by 220 meters long internal over 1000 defends live peruse history of Buddha Shakyamunis, and 12 inch Buddha puts surrounding in the wall.

First floor centre Four Face Buddha Kuenrig Namparnangzad 12 ft tall, Eight Boddhisatovas: Menzusir Jamyang, Vajrapani Chanadoje, Avaloketeshora Chenrezig, Cintigarba Sainyingpo, Sarwanevaranavescamven Dripanamsey, Asakagarba Namkhainyingpo, Metrea Jampagonpo, Samantabadra Kuntuzangpo. All of Statues are 18 ft tall make by bronze and gold plated. Wall painting tells 12 history of Buddha Shakyamuni, and 12inch Buddha puts surrounding in the wall.

Third Floor Eight Medicine Buddhas : King Vendurya, King Shakyamuni, King Amitava, King Ngonkhen, King Drayang, King Serzang, King Drime-Nangwa, King Tshenlek, all 5 ft tall gold gilded make by bronze.

Fourth Floor Backside centre Guru Ngangsid-zilnoen, Heroka Kagad, Heroka Gongdue, Heroka Vazarkilaya, Guru Horsokmarkdok, Vajradara-Dechok, Kurukule Lhamoriggadma, Vajrayogini-Dorjephakmo, Guru Rigzindakpo all 7 ft tall standing Make by Clay painting Gold. Front centre chamber Sevens Reunion Buddhas: Namparzig, Tsuktorchen, Thamchadchob, Khorwajig, Serthub, Oisung, Shakyamuni, and right lift chamber : 12 Buddha Shakyamuni History Buddha’s Mother, Siddhartha’s waiting, Crown Price, Buddha-hoot so forth all 5 ft tall of Status gold gilded make by bronze.

Fifth Floor Centre Samentabadra Kunzang yabyum, Verochana Namnag yabyum, Vazarsatova Dorsem yabyum, Radnasambava Rinjung Yabyum, Amitava Oipakmed yabyum, Amukasidhi Doendrub yabyum, Amitayus Tshepakmed yabyum, Avaloketeshora Chenrezig Gylwagyamtsho yabyum, Vajradara Dorchang Yabyum, all 5 ft tall Make by Clay gold painting.

The interior will accommodate respectively Country and Names of contributors : Americans, Australians, Bhutanese, Brazils, Brunei, Burmese, Canadians, Cambodians, Chinese, Dubai, Germany, Hong Kong, Holland, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, London, Macao, Malaysian, Singaporean, Sri Lankans, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwanese, Thailand, and Vietnamese are displayed in the meditation hall which forms the throne of the Great Buddha Dordenma.

Apart from commemorating the centennial of the Bhutanese monarchy, it fulfills two prophecies. It was prophesied that a large statue of either Guru Padmasambhava, Buddha or of a (Vajrakilaya) phurba would be built in the region to bestow blessings, peace and happiness on the world. Additionally, Building area region between Wong - Paro, the statue is mentioned in the ancient terma of Guru Padmasambhava himself, said to date from approximately the sixth century, and recovered some 672 years ago by terton Dorje Lingpa was born in 1346. And 104 years After 568 years ago by terton Pema Lingpa.

Under the eyes of the Buddha statue, the Kuensel Phodrang nature park formally opened in 2011. Kuensel Phodrang Land of Buddha area 145 acres was a gift to Monks Body of Bhutan all Bhutanese for gathering area by King of Bhutan. The park conserves 798.4 acres of forest area that surrounds the Buddha Dordenma statue and houses two public outdoor gymnasiums which opened in 2015.[5][6]

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  1. ^ "Buddha Dordenma consecrated". Kuensel. 25 September 2015. Retrieved 29 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Structural Designs". Buddha Dordenma Project. Retrieved 29 December 2016.
  3. ^ "October opening for tallest Buddha". Buddha Dordenma Project. Archived from the original on 19 August 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Buddha Dordenma Statue". Tourism Council of Bhutan. Retrieved 29 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Gigantic Buddha Dordenma Statue". Bhutan Travel Bureau. 28 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Six outdoor gyms to be set up by March". Kuensel. 17 January 2015.

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