India’s second wax statue museum to be unveiled in Goa tomorrow
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 message.
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.