Green Ganesha at Puri Beach – Sand Art
September 10th, 2010
On the eve of Ganesh Puja International sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created sand sculpture of Lord Ganesh with giving message “Go Green” at Puri beach in Orissa.
He created a green Ganesh where Lord Ganesh spreading awareness about Global Warming. I took 5 hours and using 6 tones of sand to create this 7 ft high sand Ganesh. As thousands of pilgrims came to this holy place and also to the golden beach, Pattnaik with his students of Golden sand art Institute celebrating this festival at Golden Beach.
I believed that people will accept this “Go Green” message and save the planet from Global Warming said Pattnaik. Pattnaik has created many sand Ganesh at different places around the World and recently he won the people’s choice prize at Canada by creating Lord Ganesh.
Before Sudarsan created many sand sculptures on the issue of Global He also gives messages to people by creating different images of God and Goddesses through sand sculpture at various places in India and abroad. Sudarsan has so far participated in more than 42 international sand sculpture championships across the world and won many awards for the country.
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