Carving of Maravijaya Buddha Image which would be the highest stone sculptured Buddha image in the world and plans to build it explained

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The Senior General explains the plans to build the world-highest stone sculptured Buddha Image.

Maravijaya Buddha Image is being carved with the aim of showing firmly flourishing of Theravada Buddhism in Myanmar to the world, ensuring peace and tranquillity in the country, contributing to the visits of local and foreign travellers to the regional development and the State development, said Chairman of the State Administration Council Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing in explaining carving and building the image in the Buddha Park of Dekkhinathiri Township in Nay Pyi Taw to State level officials at the Buddha Park yesterday morning.
The Senior General explained that seeking advice from State Ovadacariya Sayadaws, the marble rock was conveyed from the Sagyin Hill to the Buddha Park through waterway and motor roads. Upon completion, the Buddha image would be the highest among the world’s stone sculptured Buddha images. Conceptual designs are being created for the image to be decorated with architectural works from Atumashi monastery and Shwezigon Pagoda based on the Yadanabon era. The main body structure of the image will be carved into four parts. Part one and part four are being carved with the use of a modern CNC machine.
Upon completion, the image would be 63 feet high and the throne, 18 feet high, totalling 81 feet. The image would have 1,782 tonnes of weight and the throne, 3,510 tonnes, totalling 5,292 tonnes.
Under the guidance of the former rector of the International Theravada Buddhist Missionary University Agga Maha Pandita Abhidhaja Agga Maha Saddhammajotika Bhaddanta Silananda Bhivamsa, five State Ovadacariya Sayadaws supervise the work process to publish the Tri Pitaka treatises in Romanized language. Arrangements are being made to inscribe the stone plaques on the treatises in Romanized language with the use of modern machinery. Efforts are being made to symbolize the Pitaka chambers on stone inscriptions carved in conformity with the 5th Buddhist Synod at Maha Lawkamarazein Kuthodaw Pagoda in Mandalay, setting as the world largest book in the Guinness World Records. The preaching of the Lord Buddha will be placed in front of the Buddha image.
The Senior General and party viewed scale models of layout plans for the Buddha Park, scale models of the Buddha image, samples of Pitaka stone inscription chambers and stone inscriptions, placement of throne part one and two, and carving of part one and part 4 of the Buddha image with the use of the CNC machine. —MNA

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