Arun Yogiraj as a Sculptor, Selected by the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra, he carved an idol of ‘Ram Lalla’.

A fifth-generation sculptor, Arun Yogiraj has created numerous statues, but never before has the whole world eagerly awaited an idol sculpted by him.

Arun Yogiraj Sculptor, Image from X

“I consider myself the luckiest person on earth now. The blessings of my ancestors, family members, and Lord Ram Lalla have always been with me. Sometimes, it feels like I am in a dream world,” expressed Yogiraj on Monday.

His remarks followed the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony at the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi served as the chief ‘jajman.’

Just before the ‘pran pratishtha’ ceremony, the completed form of the idol was unveiled today as the blindfold was removed.

Ramlala pran pratishtha, Arun Yogiraj, image from X

The idol of Ram Lalla, crafted by Arun Yogiraj from black stone, stands 51 inches tall and had been concealed under a veil in the days leading up to today’s ceremony.

He also crafted statues of Adi Shankaracharya in Kedarnath and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at India Gate.

Hailing from a five-generation legacy of sculptors in Mysore, Arun has become the most sought-after sculptor in the country. Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi has praised Arun’s talent.

Arun, who grew up carving and later pursued an MBA, briefly worked in the corporate sector before returning to sculpting in 2008. His father, Yogiraj, and grandfather, Basavanna Shilpi, were also skilled sculptors.

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Arun’s notable works include a 30-feet statue of Subhash Chandra Bose at India Gate, a 12-feet statue of Adi Shankaracharya in Kedarnath, and various others, earning him appreciation from organizations and the royal family of Mysore.

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