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Sri Shankaracharya Statue at Kedarnath shrine and the Mysuru connection

Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the 12 feet statue of Adi Shankaracharya in a sitting position at the Kedarnath shrine in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand on Friday. The statue, including the pedestal, weighs 35 tons and was sculpted by a team of sculptors led by Arun Yogiraj(37) from Mysuru. In fact, the Union Government had invited several sculptors for the project. Interestingly, the model of Arun Yogiraj was approved by the PMO. The work on the statue began in September last year and Arun Yogiraj with a team of seven others. They worked for more than half a day to ensure that the order was ready as per the schedule. Arun Yogiraj, the chief architect of the statue was felicitated by the district in-charge minister ST Somasekhar in Mysuru on Friday. It was a momentous occasion for the whole team who accomplished the task. 120 tons of Krishna Shile for the statue: Usually, the idols of Gods and Goddesses meant to be worshipped in the temples are carved on stones called local