Home > Europe

New Buddha statue tallest in Europe

UPI, Dec 7, 2005

ELISTA, Russia -- A 30-foot tall statue of Buddha has been created in Russia, and the head of the factory that made it claims it's the largest in Europe.

Novosti reports the statute is made of fiberglass and cost $70,000. The statue portrays Buddha sitting on a throne.

It will be installed in a new Buddhist center in Elista, Russia, the capital of the Kalmykia republic. The majority of its population is Buddhist.

The factory will donate a 40-foot temple spire and pagoda as well.

Web www.buddhistchannel.tv www.buddhistnews.tv

About Us
Get Breaking Buddhist News in your Email. Free subscription.

Please help keep the Buddhist Channel going


Point your feed reader to this location
Wikipedia: Buddhism by Country
Sangha Directory
Submit an Article
Write to the Editor
Affiliation Program

      About The Channel   |   Disclaimer