India's second wax statue
museum to be unveiled in Goa
Panaji (PTI): India's
second wax statue museum will be unveiled in Goa's heritage town of Old
Goa, nine kms away from here on Saturday.
Over 20 statues including
those of Osho, Radha-Krishna, Shankaracharya, Ramkrishna Paramahansa would
be kept on the dispay in Goa's wax museum.
These statues have been
sculpted by Shreeji Bhaskaran, who owns the museum and also is the force
behind Ooty's Wax World, the first wax statue museum in the country.
"Because of space constraints
only 23 statues would be kept on display. Otherwise we had 60 statues which
could be exhibited," Bhaskaran told PTI.
"We thought of having
the museum here in Goa because this is a beautiful place and is frequented
by lakhs of tourists," he said.
The museum which is situated
just 100 metres away from world heritage monument of St Cathedral, also
features a unique scene of Lord Jesus having last supper with his followers.
||The scene which was completed
on November 20, 2006 and kept for exhibition at St Cathedral will be shifted
to the museum, Bhaskaran said.
While drugs is hot issue
in Goa, the museum also has a statue of a drug addict, preaching no-drugs
Bhaskaran said a single
wax statue requires approximately 50 kgs of wax and costs anything between
Rs three lakh and Rs 15 lakh.
The museum promoters are
expecting a good response to their venture in Goa.