Shakyamuni Gauthama Thathagatha Buddha Statue being Readied for Amaravati, India

The picture shows a sculptor working on a Buddha statue at a workshop in Madhapur, Hyderabad. More than 25 such statues are being readied for the foundation day ceremony at Amaravati.

After the new state Telangana has been declared by the Government of India, Amaravati will be the capital of the state Andhra Pradesh. According to Indian media Preparations are on in Uddandarayunipalem village in Guntur District for getting the venue for foundation stone laying ceremony of Amaravati. Uddandarayunipalem village is on the Krishna river bank.

Foundation ceremony is on October 22 will be a major event, which would be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ministers from Singapore and Japan, governors and central ministers.
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