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Snapshots: The Colorful 85ft Hanuman Murti

Did you know the world’s second largest statue of the Hindu god, Lord Hanuman, stands at an impressive 85 ft tall in the village of Carapichaima in Trinidad (and Tobago)?

I didn’t. Pretty shameful, considering I’ve called this island home for a vast majority of my life. And I’ve been roaming around other islands discovering and uncovering all their cool claims to fame. Smh.

Lucky for me though, I have friends who love to roam and have time to spare. An impromptu mid-week, midday road trip to Central Trinidad led me to Dattatreya Yoga Center and Mandir where I finally saw this impressive structure live.

Here are a few photos of one of T&T’s most popular religious sites.







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#Trinidad: This 85 ft Hanuman murti in Carapichaima, Trinidad, is the largest in the Western Hemisphere and the second largest in the world.

(11) Comments

  1. Wow, what a beautiful place. I never knew that something like this exists. I love all the colours and the peaceful atmosphere. I hope I get to visit someday, Trinidad is something I have never experienced.

    1. islandgirlintransit says:

      I hope you can visit out beautiful islands soon! There are so many amazing things to see and experience!

  2. I have heard about this one. It does look very colorful. It is pretty amazing to see these statues outside India.

  3. Love the architecture and the colours, the architecture that you can find India is amazing, thank you sharing

  4. Love the mixture of the bright and pastel colors in your photos! 85 feet tall whoa, that would be a site to see for sure. Like the idea of roaming around and learning new things!

    1. islandgirlintransit says:

      Thanks guys! It was a fun excursion and really an interesting attraction!

  5. It’s hard to even picture a statue being that tall. I can’t imagine seeing it in person! Love all of the vibrant colors!

  6. The colors are so cool!! It makes everything seem bright and full of life. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Munchkin Treks says:

    I love this post about the Statue of the Hindu god, Lord Hanuman. It really is impressive! I especially like the photos with pastel colors. I hope someday to find myself in the village of Carapichaima in Trinidad.

  8. Never heard about it before and if I just saw the photos would think it was somewhere in India. Thank you so much for sharing and for your great photos.

  9. Absolutely beautiful! I wouldn’t have expected to find such a significant Hindu religious site in Trinidad and Tobago, but these photos look amazing!

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