‘Use Mask, Stay Safe’: Sudarsan Pattnaik Creates Massive Sand Art On Ram Navami
Puri: On the occasion of Ram Navami, renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik on Wednesday created a massive sand sculpture of Lord Ram at the Puri beach with a message ‘use mask, stay safe’.
Pattnaik also shared the picture of the sand art on his Twitter handle.
On this auspicious occasion of #RamNavami2021 We pray to Lord Shri Ram to bless the whole world with strength, faith, health and courage to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic . My SandArt with message #UseMask #StaySafe at puri beach in Odisha .#HappyRamNavami pic.twitter.com/IEgFLlFDhE
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) April 21, 2021
Celebrated on the ninth day of Shukla Paksha (brighter half) of the Chaitra month, Ram Navami marks the birth of Lord Rama, who is also said to be the seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu. The auspicious day falls on the last day of the nine-day festival Navratri.
This day is celebrated by devotees observing a fast, kids dressing up as Lord Rama. It is believed that Lord Rama was born during the madhayhna period or the middle of the day.