The statue of Adi Shankaracharya is predicated on Mandhata mountain in Omkareshwar. Khandwa Collector Anoop Kumar Singh stated that the awe-inspiring multi-metal sculpture stood on a 54-foot-high pedestal and had a peak of 108 feet.
CM Chauhan alongside along with his spouse Sadhna Singh Chouhan carried out rituals on the event of the inauguration of the 108 feet tall statue of Adi Shankaracharya. The chief minister additionally provided prayers at the location on the event.
Earlier, CM Chouhan advised ANI, “Adi Guru Shankaracharya Maharaj worked to connect the country culturally. He worked to spread the essence of the Vedas to the common people. He also made four monasteries in four corners of the country. This worked to keep India culturally united. Because of that India is united today.”
His birthplace was Kerala however he bought information in Omkareshwar. He had walked over 1600 kilometres via forests. He discovered a Guru there and after gaining information from there he moved in direction of Kashi (Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh). The complete nation, which was in a state of cultural disintegration at that point, was fully united, he added.
“Shankaracharya Maharaj got such a Guru in Omkareshwar. The tradition of knowledge should not end from there and the coming generations should also continue to get the knowledge. Therefore, not only is the divine statue being installed there but we are also going to build Ekatmadham there. Its foundation stone will be laid,” the CM stated.
“It is my own belief that in the times to come, our Ekatmadham (idea of Advaita) will save the world, hence we are making this project there,” he added.