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Sudarsan Pattnaik creates Durga sand sculpture with 5,000 lemons seeking blessings for 'Team India'

The sand artist created the sand sculptures based on Navratri. The nine days are marked with festivity and religious practices. It is celebrated across the country and is followed by the festival of Dussehra.

Edited By: Bhagya Luxmi @bhagya_luxmi Puri Updated on: October 16, 2023 14:15 IST
Sand art by Sudarsan Pattnaik
Image Source : SUDARSAN PATTNAIK Sand art by Sudarsan Pattnaik

Odisha: With the beginning of Navratri, popular sand artist and Padma Shri awardee Sudarsan Pattnaik created a beautiful sand sculpture of Goddess Durga. Pictures of the mesmerizing sand art are going viral and have left the netizens surprised. But the most surprising part of the art is that Pattnaik intricately carved and adorned the sculpture with 5,000 lemons on the first day of the Navratri festival on Odisha's Puri beach.

5,000 lemons were used

This sculpture was accompanied by prayers for Team India in the ongoing Cricket World Cup. Pattnaik used more than 5,000 lemons to craft the sculpture, along with the message 'Prayer for blessings' for Team Bharat in the World Cup 2023.

Earlier, Pattnaik paid tribute to MS Swaminathan, a renowned Agricultural scientist and the driving force behind India's Green Revolution, by creating his sand sculpture at Odisha's Puri beach.

Pattnaik used 4 tonnes of sand to create the sculpture. Meanwhile, the team India is all set to lock horns with Bangladesh on October 19.

After registering back-to-back three victories in their World Cup campaign, Men in Blue will face Bangladesh on Thursday at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. 

(with inputs from agencies)

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