The Buddha statue positioned at the middle of an artificial lake in the city of Hyderabad is considered as one of India’s most famous Buddhist statues. This figure stands at a full of 17 meters (56 feet) in height and weighs about 320 tons over the lake from a top of the Rock of Gibraltar.
The single largest monolithic statue in all of India, the Hussain Sagar Buddha was shaped by a group of artisans from a single piece of stone. It was engraved by 200 sculptors for two years. Tragically, during the statue’s fixing in 1992 the figure tilted over and fell into the lake, causing the death of 8 workers. The governments recovered the statue and refurbished it to its full height and stature.