From Earth to the Skies: Exploring India’s Tallest Shiva Statues

The Indian subcontinent has traditionally been a place of intense religious and spiritual values. People here routinely and devoutly worship a plethora of gods and goddesses. 

As a result, people worldwide have been drawn to India's spiritual and religious aura. Some seek awakening, others just want peace and tranquility. 

Accordingly, when there is such dedication to gods and goddesses, it is not surprising that countless temples, idols, and statues of the many gods and goddesses have been erected in this land.  

People's dedication to religion and spirituality meets architectural brilliance, sculptural ability, and innovation here. We get temples with various architectural styles. We get idols and statues of many kinds and sizes! Lord Shiva statues are part of these elaborate patterns of statues and structures that mix religion and architecture perfectly. Let’s discuss some of the tallest Shiva Statues!  

Lord Shiva Statue of Murdeshwar

The Southern part of India is a religious epicenter with various divine spots and temples associated with several famous deities. Millions of people pilgrimage to this part to pay homage to multiple Gods and Goddesses, and Lord Shiva is no different. It is also where one of the giant Shiva statues, the Murudeshwar Statue, is also located.  

The Murudeshwar temple is atop a hill in Murudeshwar, located in the Bhatkal Taluk of the north Kannada region. As a result, it is flanked by stunning vistas of the Arabian Sea on three sides.

Murudeshwar temple is famous for housing a giant Shiva statue. The massive structure, known as the second-highest statue of Sri Anantadrishti, another name for Lord Shiva, may be seen from a long distance. 

This structure stands at 123 feet tall and took over two years to construct. The sunlight falling on the statue is a majestic and stunning sight, as it has been intentionally placed such that it sparkles as the early light falls on it.

Lord Shiva Statue of Murdeshwar


Har Ki Pauri Shiva Statue 

Haridwar has always been a place of immense faith, spirituality, and religiosity, and it has witnessed the utmost growth of the Hindu religion for centuries. As such, millions of devotees visit this place annually to pay homage to the river Ganges and their ancestors. 

The world-famous Kumbh Mela is organized here, and people in their scores come to visit. Hence, one of the most popular deities in the Hindu religion has a statue here. And not just any figure, but a massive one. 

The Har Ki Pauri Shiva statue is 100 feet tall and overlooks the majestic Ganges in Haridwar. The reason behind erecting such a gigantic statue in that location lies in the fact that it is believed to be the visiting place of both Lord Shiva and Vishnu. The structure is a sight to behold and amazes anyone who sees it!

Har Ki Pauri Shiva Statue

Adiyogi Shiva Statue 

Tamil Nadu has long been a popular place in India for religious tourism, with many temples and sacred sites drawing millions of devotees annually. Naturally, this state of immense religious importance is home to one of the tallest Lord Shiva statues in the country. 

The Adiyogi Shiva Statue is a Lord Shiva statue in Coimbatore. The monument is one of the tallest bust statues of Lord Shiva in the world, at 112 feet tall! Such is the size of the structure that is visible from far away! The design depicts Lord Shiva as “Adiyogi,” meaning "the first yogi."

It is intended to represent the significance of yoga and meditation in Hindu culture and to motivate individuals to seek inner transformation. Additionally, the statue is encircled by the Adiyogi Alayam, a meditation hall that can hold up to thousands of people.

The viewpoint of the statue is such that it is meant to appear to be staring out towards the adjacent Velliangiri Mountains, which are regarded sacred in Hindu mythology.

Adiyogi Shiva Statue

The Kailashnath Mahadev Statue

Even though this statue is not in India but situated in Nepal, which makes up the larger Indian Subcontinent, the exquisite nature of the structure is deemed an entry in every list of Lord Shiva temples.

Located in Sanga, Nepal, near the India-Nepal border, The Kailashnath Mahadev Statue is a colossal structure. The statue is said to be the highest Shiva statue in the world, standing at 143 feet! It was finished in 2010 by a Nepali commercial venture, and it was built of copper, zinc, steel, and cement.

The statue represents Lord Shiva in a meditation stance atop Mount Kailash, which is considered his residence in Hindu mythology. The figure is surrounded by a park that spans acres of distance and is constituted by other smaller statues and shrines.

Nestled in the Himalayas, the structure has become a renowned pilgrimage destination for both devotees. It is located around 20 kilometers from Kathmandu and is easily accessible by road. Visitors can ascend to a platform near the statue's feet for a better view and to pray. Moreover, the site provides panoramic views of the neighboring mountains and valleys. 

The Kailashnath Mahadev Statue

Shivoham Shiva Statue

Now, from the conventional to the unique and modern. Regarding ingenuity and appropriation of technology, the Shivoham Shiva Statue has no rival.  

Located in Bangalore, it is not among the enormous figures on the list; however, it is one of the most beautiful.  

The structure stands 65 feet tall and is located in the inner compound of the Kempfort Shiva Temple. What the statue lacks in size, it makes up in terms of visuals and decor. It is made of fiberglass and has a modern, abstract design that sets it apart.

Additionally, the statue is encircled by a small pool of water and is illuminated at night, making it a popular after-dark tourist attraction and a favorite among curious kids. There’s also a meditation center near the statue, giving the place an aura of peace and tranquility. 

Shivoham Shiva Statue


The Shiva statues mentioned on this list stand apart not only because of their architectural ingenuity and designs but also due to their religious significance. Everyone who sees these structures feels a sense of awe and reverence for the great divine Shiva, and these structures, in many ways, increase his devotion among the people!