Crafted by sculptor Naresh Kumawat from Rajasthan, the Hindu deity stands a colossal 55 feet tall.
Funded by the local temple, the 55 foot gargantuan statue appears to have begun construction in Brampton Ontario last September, according to the sculptor’s Instagram posts.
The idol was crafted by Indian artist, Naresh Kumawat from Rajasthan, who the Indian Express reports has built over 200 statues in 80 different countries with a special expertise in Hindu sculptures.
Kumawat said in a report that the final touches to the statue would be completed over the winter months before the official unveiling in April of next year.
Kumawat is acclaimed for his recent sculpting of the 75-foot Samudra Manthan mural in the new parliament building in Delhi, which was unveiled earlier this year.
The Brampton statue is the second of its kind, beating out Canada’s former tallest Hindu statue.
This sculpture in particular depicts a Hindu idol called Hanuman, taking the form appearing part man part monkey. Hanuman is also said to be the incarnate of the “destroyer god” Shiva, as well as the “commander of the monkey army.”
The statue is the second of its kind built in Canada, with the former tallest Hanuman idol standing at 50 feet tall, originally erected by Kumawat at the Voice of Vedas temple in Richmond Hill.
Despite construction appearing to be complete, the official unveiling of the statue will be on April 23rd, 2024 at the Hindu Sabha Temple in Brampton. This coincides with the pagan festival, Hanuman Jayanti, which celebrates the deity’s birth.
Incidentally, last November in Brampton Khalistan supporters were seen clashing with Hindus during a Diwali celebration near Westwood mall in a massive riot.