108 sand Shiva Lingas created by Sudarsan to set new record at Puri beach

Bhubaneswar: On the occasion of Maha Shivaratri, renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has created a sand sculpture of 108 Shiva Linga to set a new record at Puri beach of Odisha on Tuesday.

Sudarsan has created the sand Shiva Lingas with a message “Pray for world peace”.

He has created 108 sand Shiva Lings with 5ft high Lord Shiva at Puri beach by taking eight hours. Each Shiva Linga is about two feet high.

Students of his sand art institute joined hand with him to complete this sculpture.

“Tomorrow is Maha Shiva Ratri and pilgrims from the different area came to Puri. We pray to Lord Shiva for world peace,” said Sudarsan.

So far, Padma awardee sand artist Sudarsan has participated in more than 50 international sand art championships. He also won many prizes for the country.

He always tries to create awareness of different social issues through his sand art.