The hillock that gave birth to Buddha


Most of us have seen the Buddha statue in Hussain Sagar. But how many of us know from where it came?

This photo shows the site from where the Hussain Sagar Buddha Statue was chiseled out from. It is a hillock near Raigiri village, Nalgonda district in Telangana. The hillock is situated on the left side of Hyderabad-Warangal highway. The next time you travel on that road, remember to look at this hillock on the left side of the road after Raigiri village.

The Buddha statue in Hussain Sagar lake weighs a whopping 450 tonnes and its height is 59 ft.

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