Sudarsan Creates 100 Sand Chariots To Set New World Record

PURI: Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik on Monday completed carving 100 sand chariots at the Puri beach in Odisha. Now, Sudarsan eyes to place it in the Limca Book World of Records.

“Twenty-five students of my institute and I started working on the 100 chariots from Friday. Today afternoon we have completed this. We have used about 800 bags of sand in it. We worked about 20 hours in three days. I am trying to set a place in the Limca Book World of Records,” said Sudarsan.

Odisha Tourism and Culture Minister Ashok Chandra Panda inaugurated the 100 sand chariots and congratulated the team for the endeavour.

After getting an official permission and instructions from the editor of Limca book of records, we have started this, said Sudarsan.

So apart from the grand wooden chariots, pilgrims will get a glimpse of the sand chariots during the World famous Ratha Jatra of Lord Jagannath.

Sudarsan has already 20 records in Limca book of World record. He has been making sand art related to Rath Yatra every year.

So far Padma Sri awardee Sudarsan has participated in more than fifty International sand art championships and festivals around the globe and won many prizes for our country. His sand arts are always based on social issues and current topics.