Arun Yogiraj, sculptor whose statue of Ramlala was selected for the grand temple in Ayodhya

Renowned sculptor Arun Yogiraj, who hails from a lineage of five generations of renowned sculptors from Mysore, has been honored with the selection of his sculpture for installation in the Ram temple in Ayodhya.

Union Minister Pralhad Joshi said in a social media post on Monday, “The selection of the idol for the consecration of Lord Ram in Ayodhya has been finalized. The statue of Lord Ram made by our country’s famous sculptor Yogiraj Arun will be installed in Ayodhya.

Former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa also congratulated Arun and expressed pride in the selection of Lord Ram’s idol for installation in the Ram temple.

“The idol of Lord Ram created by Mysore sculptor Arun Yogiraj has been selected for installation in the grand Sri Ram Temple in Ayodhya, doubling the pride and joy of all Ram devotees in the state. Hearty congratulations to ‘Shilpi @Yogiraj_Arun’.”

Arun said that he has not yet received any official information about whether his idol has been accepted or not. However, a message from the senior BJP leader on ‘X’ assured him that his work had been accepted.

Arun said, “The idol should be of a child, who is also divine, because it is the idol of an incarnation of God. Those who look at the statue should feel a sense of divinity.”

“Keeping in mind the aspect of divinity along with the baby-like face, I started my work about six to seven months ago. Now I am extremely happy. More than the selection, people should appreciate it. Only then I will be happy. ” The sculptor added.

Who is Arun Yogiraj?

Arun Yogiraj, who is currently one of the most sought after sculptors in the country, started his journey into the world of sculpture at an early age, he was greatly influenced by his father, Yogiraj and grandfather, Basavanna Shilpi, who received the patronage of Raja Was received. Of Mysore.

Despite pursuing an MBA and working in the corporate sector for a short period, Arun’s innate passion for sculpture pulled him back into the field of art in 2008.

Since then, his artistry has blossomed, creating iconic sculptures that have gained recognition across the country.

Arun has a series of impressive sculptures in his portfolio, including the 30 feet statue of Subhash Chandra Bose, which is prominently displayed behind the Amar Jawan Jyoti near India Gate.

His other notable contributions to the world of sculpture include the 12 feet tall statue of Adi Shankaracharya at Kedarnath to the 21 feet tall Hanuman statue in Mysore.