Puri: World renown sand artist Sudarsan Patnaik and his students have made a record 30 feet high sand sculpture of Lord Jagannath on the occasion of New Year at Puri sea beach to welcome the New Year.
Claimed the world’s biggest sand art of 30 feet high and 60 feet wide, the gigantic sculpture has turned a centre of attraction for lakhs of tourists who thronged the Pilgrim Town of Puri on the New Year.
About 800 tonnes of sand was used to create the huge sculpture. The work was started on Saturday by Sudarshan Patnaik and his 40 students.
By erecting the sculpture the artist broken his own record achieved in 2013, when he had created a sculpture of Lord Jagannath that measured 25 ft in height. Alongside, he also created another sand sculpture on the environment with the message “Go Green 2018”.