Puri: Ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi on Monday, internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a sculpture dedicated to the Lord.
Pattnaik took to his Twitter handle to post a picture of the beautiful sand art that was inscribed with the message “Go Green” with a huge Ganesha as the main attraction.
Through his mural, the artist aimed to raise awareness on eco-friendly celebrations this year.
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) August 31, 2019
Ganesh Chaturthi is a major Hindu festival that marks the birthday of Lord Ganesha, the son of Shiva and Parvati. This year, the auspicious day will be celebrated on September 2.
Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chavithi is a Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Ganesha. It falls in the months of August or September of the Gregorian calendar. The festival is marked with the installation of Ganesha clay idols privately in homes, or publicly on elaborate pandals.