Sri Lanka has donated a replica of Avukana Buddha statue to the Telangana state of India to install in a Buddhist theme park being built in the Indian state.
The Telangana State Tourism Development Corporation (TSTDC), which has grand plans of developing and reconstructing Buddhist sites and monasteries in the state, has received the 27-feet replica of the standing Buddha statue from the Government of Sri Lanka, Times of India reported.
The Sriparvatarama (Buddhavanam) heritage theme park being developed at Nagarjunasagar is slotted to be the first Buddhist theme park in the country.
The statue has been donated under the Indo-Sri Lankan cultural exchange program and has been installed at the meditation area, Dhyanavanam, of the park. – See more at: http://www.ft.lk/article/544555/Sri-Lanka-donates-replica-of-Avukana-Buddha-statue-to-Telangana-state-of-India#sthash.vbOaquud.dpuf