Christmas 2021: Odisha sand artist creates Santa Claus on Puri beach with 5,400 roses

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New Delhi: Christmas is celebrated every year on 25 December. This year renowned sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik made a 50 feet tall, 28 feet wide sand sculpture of Santa Claus at Puri beach.

About 5,400 red roses and other flowers were used to make sand art in Puri on the occasion of Christmas. Patnaik wrote on his Twitter handle, “Enjoy your #Christmas with #COVID19 guidelines.” Patnaik took eight hours for the carving and two days for the preparation with the help of his Sudarshan Sand Art Institute.

“We all know that the third wave of COVID-19 has started in most parts of the world, so we made this statue where Santa is spreading the message of following the COVID-19 guidelines. I hope this is a new one. Will set the record”, said Patnaik.

He has been making sand art on the occasion of Christmas for the last 16 years. Many of his sand sculptures have made it to the Limca Book of World Records.

Padma Bhushan award winning sand artist Sudarshan has participated in more than 60 international sand art championships and festivals across the world and has won many awards for the country.

First published:December 25, 2021, 1:57 pm

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