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Vizhinjam gets its own version of 'Christ The Redeemer'

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Vizhinjam gets its own version of 'Christ The Redeemer' The statue overlooks the harbor. Photo: Rinkuraj Mattancheriyil

This is not a photoshop trick. A new statue, a replica of the famed Christ the Redeemer, overlooking the Arabian sea, at the Vizhinjam harbor, was recently consecrated. 

Read: 10 facts you may not know about Christ the Redeemer

Vizhinjam gets its own version of 'Christ The Redeemer' This statue will be the new landmark here. Photo: Rinkuraj Mattancheriyil

The 33-ft tall statue has a total width of 33 ft, factoring in the span of the outstretched arms. From the ground, the statue stands at a height of 90 ft. It took two years to build the statue and the chappel housing it, which are made of concrete. 

Vizhinjam gets its own version of 'Christ The Redeemer' Thousands thronged the harbor to see the event. Photo: Rinkuraj Mattancheriyil

Major Archbishop M. Soosa Pakiam of the Latin archdiocese of Thiruvananthapuram consecrated the statue at a Holy Mass held Sunday evening.

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