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The Giant Statue of Buddha in Tawang

Author: TG Contributor
Date: 2020-04-07

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Tawang is a place located in the northeastern state of India in Arunachal Pradesh. Tawang is one of the places blessed with natural beauty. Tawang is famous for Tawang monastery, Pankang Teng Tso Lake, Tawang war memorial, R.R Hill and many other beautiful places. There are many places to visit in Tawang. Tawang is easily accessible by road. The nearest airport is to reach Tawang is Tezpur airport or LokpriyaGgopinath Bordoloi International airport of Guwahati, Assam. Both the nearest airport is in Assam and to precede towards Tawang Arunachal Pradesh one needs to take public transportation or a taxi. The nearest railway station is also in Assam so to reach Tawang Arunachal Pradesh from the nearest railway station which is in Assam the traveler needs to take public transportation or a taxi; if a traveler wants to reserve a taxi then it is also available. Before you reach Tawang by road you need to halt at least two nights in two different places because the distance from Assam to Tawang is approx 435 kilometers which is almost 13 to 15 hours.

Once you reach Tawang you can see the giant statue of Shakyamuni Buddha. It is situated near the Tawang circuit on the small hill and also offers beautiful views. The statue was consecrated by H.E. Thegtse Rinpoche in the year 2015. Shakyamuni, in Sanskrit means Sage of the Shakyas nickname applied to Gautama Buddha. Shakyamuni Buddha is the founder of the Buddhist religion. He lived and taught in India in the sixth century B.C.E. Gautama Buddha has many names and one of many is Shakyamuni Buddha. The statue of Shakyamuni Buddha represents the moment when he called the earth to witness his transcendence of the realm of Mara, the supreme God of the world (samsara), who had tried to distract him from his meditation.


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