Swami Ramdev's wax statue New York
The iconic Madame Tussauds New York, is back into headlines, not to reveal a Hollywood star or historical figure, but a yoga guru. The

world-famous wax museum unveiled the statue of Swami (Baba) Ramdev

on Tuesday, 30th January. It’s the first time that an Indian saint and yoga guru is honoured at Madame Tussauds with a wax doppleganger. The inauguration of statue, which celebrated the rise of Indian culture and the power of Yoga, took place in Delhi in the presence of Baba Ramdev. On this thriving occasion, Baba Ramdev performed Yoga in front of the media and audience. He put a traditional tilak on the forehead of the statue.

Garbed in his signature saffron shoulder cloth and dhoti, and standing in Vrikshasana pose, the Baba Ramdev wax statue in Madame Tussauds New York is a classic depiction of his dedication towards spirituality and wellbeing. It is a milestone in the field of Yoga and Ayurveda. It is evident that Madame Tussauds continues to celebrate the artistry and legacy through their artistic brilliance.

Baba Ramdev’s wax statue will be tucked in Times Square, Manhattan, for the audience to spectate and take selfies. Some of the other celebrities that are displayed in Madame Tussauds New York are Mahatma Gandhi, Narendra Modi, Hrithik Roshan, and Salman Khan.

Swami Ramdev’s Wax Statue Pose

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The statue depicts a Vrikshasana Pose of Swami Ramdev. Also called as Tree Pose, it is a standing posture that focuses on balance and concentration. One has to engage their core muscles — the sole of one leg is pressed against the inner thigh of another leg with toes pointing down, and arms stretched overhead clasped to each other. It is one of the toughest yoga postures to control and stay for longer periods. In the statue, Swami Ramdev’s gaze is fixed on a point ahead with a grin, conveying a sense of inner peace and unwavering determination.

The Thorough Process behind Swami Ramdev’s Wax Statue

Swami Ramdev visited Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London in 2018 to record his postures, expressions, and body measurements. He met a team of 20 members who undertook the delicate and complex task. The craft began with sculpting a clay model, followed by transforming it into wax and giving it the exact skin tone and physical details. After 200 measurements, plenty of pictures and months of detailing, the lifelike statue has finally been revealed. This wax statue is timeless and pensive. It was then reported that Swami agreed to the statue project in the hope that it will bring Yoga to the international platform. Well, he wasn’t wrong.

As the statue was revealed, it took the Internet by storm. The uncanny resemblance to his real personality left the audience in awe — it was hard to tell who was who. Once the statue is installed in NY, it will allow visitors to feel as if they’re sharing a moment with the renowned yoga guru.

Media Interaction on the Wax Statue at Madame Tussauds

“Being immortalized at Madame Tussauds is not just a personal accolade, but a recognition of the global influence of Indian culture, particularly Yoga and Ayurveda. This figure symbolizes the ancient wisdom of India and its relevance in Today’s world.” Swami Ramdev further said, “I am very thankful and consider this honor as a pride moment for ‘Sanatan’ culture. This also shows that not only are icons from Bollywood, Hollywood, and the world of politics celebrated and recognized, but a seer can also claim similar recognition.”

The spokesperson, Madame Tussauds, confirmed, “Today, we are delighted to unveil the wax figure of Baba Ramdev. His commitment to society through the promotion of Yoga, introduction of Ayurveda culture, and advocacy for healthy living is truly a gift for us all. This moment is a source of pride for us, having the figure of this charismatic personality displayed in our world-famous Madame Tussauds New York wax attraction.”

Swami Ramdev’s impact on the global stage is undeniable. He is a yoga leader who hails from India and has established a significant following across the globe. He has tirelessly championed the relevance of Yoga and wellness, making it accessible to millions through his televised sessions and online platforms. Baba Ramdev is also the co-founder of Patanjali Ayurveda Ltd., a nature-based company producing herbal medicines and organic products, making him a household name.

What is Madame Tussauds Museum Known for?

Established in 1835, the iconic wax museum is acknowledged and renowned for its realistic statues of film celebrities, sports icons, royal members, historical leaders, politicians, and other distinguished personalities. The sheer craft and exact replication have kept the museum on the top of the game.

Which other Indian Celebrities have Made it to Madame Tussauds?

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Madame Tussauds is home to several esteemed Indian personalities. From the Kings of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan, to divas such as Priyanka Chopra and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Madame Tussauds London resembles the little Bollywood. There is a keen eye on what is the list of Indian celebrities to be featured in the Madame Tussauds museums in the near future.

The statue is set to become a focal point of Madame Tussaud’s New York as it serves as a beacon of inspiration for visitors.

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Intrigued by the breathtaking beauty and unbelievable diversity around the world, Shambhavi has taken the agenda of inspiring travellers to embark on their new journeys with passion and information. She has a pen in one hand and a camera in the other. She is a food-enamoured introvert who is fond of plants, reads fiction and taps feet to Bollywood music.

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