Tamil Nadu sends two single rocks - one 64-feet long weighing about 380 metric tonnes and the other 24-feet long weighing about 230 metric tonnes - cut from a mini-hill located in Korakottai village in Chettikulam for Bengaluru temple idol. The rocks are to be used to build a 108-feet statue of Kothandaramaswamy on the compound of the temple, run by Sri Kothandaramaswamy Charitable Trust in Bengaluru. The temple was built more than 60 years ago.
The idol will have 22 hands, 11 faces and another statue of seven-headed Aadisesha (serpent) will be attached to it. There are also plans to construct a 27-feet peedam. The trust began its work to cut the rocks in October 2014, which could be only completed a week ago.