Who is Arun Yogiraj? 37-Year-Old Sculptor behind Lord Ram's Idol in Ayodhya

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Pride of Karnataka: 37-Year-Old Sculptor's Artistry Recognized by Union Minister Prahlad Joshi

Who is Arun Yogiraj?

Who is Arun Yogiraj? In a significant development for the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, the idol of Lord Ram has been finalized, with the seal of approval bestowed upon the creation crafted by the renowned sculptor Arun Yogiraj from Mysore, Karnataka. Union Minister Prahlad Joshi shared this momentous announcement on the social media platform 'X', expressing the unbreakable connection between Lord Ram and Hanuman.

This selection of Arun Yogiraj's creation for the Ayodhya Ram Mandir adds another remarkable chapter to his artistic journey, receiving praise not only from Union Minister Prahlad Joshi but also earning acknowledgment from the highest echelons of the nation, including Prime Minister Modi.

Who is Arun Yogiraj?

Arun Yogiraj, a 37-year-old artist, hails from the lineage of Karnataka's esteemed sculptor Yogiraj Shilpi, renowned for enhancing the beauty of the Wadiyar family's palaces. Apart from his artistic roots, Arun Yogiraj pursued an MBA from Mysore University in 2008. His notable works have earned him recognition, marking an essential contribution to the artistic landscape.

Prime Minister Modi's Acknowledgment

Arun Yogiraj's talent garnered national attention when he sculpted a 30 feet high statue of Subhash Chandra Bose, installed by Prime Minister Modi near the Amar Jawan Jyoti Sthal at India Gate. During the installation, Prime Minister Modi lauded Arun Yogiraj for his exceptional craftsmanship. The sculptor had also crafted a 12 feet high statue of Adi Shankaracharya in Kedarnath, further showcasing his artistic prowess.

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