On 5th August today, the foundation stone laying ceremony of Ram Mandir will take place in Ayodha from 8 am onwards. While the people of the country are in the celebration mode and waiting to experience the iconic moment, sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a replica of Ram temple on Puri beach, on the eve of its ground-breaking ceremony. The artists celebrated the grand moment with his art. Ayodhya is all decked up on the occasion and PM Narendra Modi will also attend a public function on laying of the foundation stone of 'Shree Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir'
Prior to this, he will take part in 'pooja' and 'darshan' at Hanumangarhi. From Hanumangarhi, he will travel to 'Shree Ram Janmabhoomi' where he will take part in pooja and darshan of 'Bhagwan Shree Ramlala Virajman'.
The sand art of Ram Mandir has left netizens in awe of Pattnaik. The beautiful sculpture looked heavenly itself. He said that he has created a five-feet tall replica of the temple on the beach for which he used about four tonnes of sand. It took around five hours to create this sculpture.
Sudarsan Pattnaik said, he was keen to create a sand sculpture of the temple at Ayodhya during 'bhoomi pujan', but had to do it on Puri beach because of an outbreak of COVID-19. "In fact, I visited Ayodhya last year and conducted a study for the purpose. However, I had to change my plans due to the pandemic," he said.
"We are very happy that after a long wait, the temple is going to be constructed. It is a historic day for us," said Pattnaik. Mesmerised by his art, netizens complimented the artist on social media. One Twitter user wrote, "waah...jai shree ram...raaj tilak ki karo taiyari aa gya hai bhagwa dhari..chappa chappa gunjega..Shree ram ke jai kaaro se."
वाह....... जय जय श्री राम🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 🚩🚩🚩..राज तिलक की करो तैयारी आ रहे हैं भगवा धारी..... चप्पा चप्पा गूंजेगा.. श्री राम के जय कारो से....— Vidya Karsh 947913 (@VidyaKarsh5) August 4, 2020
पूरा देश तैयार हैं प्रभु श्रीराम के स्वागत के लिए! श्रीराम हमारे साथ हमेशा से थे; कल भी, आज भी, और युगों युगांतर तक रहेंगे।— नीरज कुमार आंतिल #IndiaFightsCorona (@NeerajkrAntil) August 4, 2020
भगवान श्री राम के भव्य मंदिर के शिलान्यास की सभी भारत वासियों को मंगलमय शुभकामनाएं!
!! जय श्री राम !!
जय श्री राम,अद्भूत है आप सर— Trilochan Trilok (@trilokararia) August 4, 2020
कण, कण में है प्रभु श्रीराम— Geeta Mahar (@MaharGeeta) August 4, 2020
ये इसी का है परिमाण... 💕😍
जय श्री राम 🙏🏻💐🌼
Recipient of many awards, Pattnaik has participated in more than 60 international sand art competitions across the world and won a number of prizes for the country.
(With PTI inputs)
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