Velutheeyam AlloyPrelims Only


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level : Velutheeyam

Mains level : Not Much

A tri-metal sculpture of Jesus Christ( Healing Christ) in Thiruvalla, Kerala has entered the Universal Records Forum’s (URF) book of world records.


  • The statue was sculpted with an alloy of zinc, copper, and velutheeyam (an alloy of tin and aluminium).
  • A URF team adjudged that the 368-cm tall statue, weighing 2,400 kg, is the largest one of its kind in the world.
  • It took 18 months for sculpting the statue.

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