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Goddess In Sand
Durga Puja 2021: Mesmerising Sand Sculpture Of Goddess Durga

On the occasion of Maha Saptami, artist Sudarsan Patnaik created a sand sculpture of Goddess Durga with sea shells in Puri Sea Beach of Odisha. Watch video

Odisha: Murals in Puri's Raghurajpur village
Welcome To Raghurajpur: Murals In Puri's Heritage Village A Visual Treat For All

Once the tourism sector in Odisha revives after the Covid pandemic, a visual treat would greet the tourists when they step into Raghurajpur, the heritage village of Puri. Amidst a raging pandemic that has drawn curtains on the livelihood of the artists, Odisha Lalit Kala Akademi in collaboration with the state culture department came up with an innovative idea and organised a traditional Mural camp (pattachitra) at Raghurajpur from June 9 to 13, 2021. Families of as many as 150 artisans participated in this camp by painting the walls and the front portion of their own houses. The Akademi will provide Rs 10,000 remuneration to each family while five best works would receive awards, informed Akademi president and acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik.

On Army Day, Odisha Artist Saswat Sahoo Pays The Perfect 'Tank' Tribute To India's Bravehearts

Puri: Saluting the valour and courage of the country’s bravehearts, an artist from Odisha has created a model of an Indian Army tank using matchsticks as a mark of tribute to the soldiers on the occasion of Army Day today. It took around six days for Saswat Ranjan Sahoo, the young artist from the pilgrim […]

Sudarsan Pattnaik Creates Giant 3D Santa Claus On Christmas Eve, Attempts New World Record
Sudarsan Pattnaik Creates Giant 3D Santa Claus On Christmas Eve, Attempts New World Record

Bhubaneswar: On the eve of Christmas, internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik attempted a new world record by creating a giant 3D sand art of Santa Claus with mask at Puri sea beach on Thursday. Sudarsan has created a 3D sand art of two Santa Claus holding a mask and giving the message “Use Mask, […]

Konark: Stunning Sculptures In International Sand Art Festival Leave Crowd Awestruck
Konark: Stunning Sculptures In International Sand Art Festival Leave Crowd Awestruck

Konark: The second day of 9th edition of International Sand Art Festival on Wednesday saw stunning sand sculptures themed on ‘Sea Life’, ‘Our Heritage’ and ‘Covid-19 awareness’. The sand festival is underway at pristine Chandrabhaga beach, around 3 kilometres from the Sun Temple in Konark adhering to all the Covi-19 protocols prescribed by the State […]

Sudarsan Pattnaik Hails Biden, Harris Win Through Sand Sculpture
Sudarsan Pattnaik Hails Biden, Harris Win Through Sand Sculpture

Bhubaneswar: Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has created a 25-feet sand sculpture to mark the election victory of US President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris at the Puri beach in Odisha. Pattnaik has created a sand sculpture of both the leaders to congratulate them on the historic victory. Congratulations President-elect, @JoeBiden and Vice […]

Watch: This Is How Sudarsan Pattnaik Appeals People To Keep Beaches Clean On International Coastal Clean Up Day
Watch: This Is How Sudarsan Pattnaik Appeals People To Keep Beaches Clean On International Coastal Clean-Up Day

Bhubaneswar: Internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik, who earned a name for his creative sand arts, took his creativity to a step further and shared a video message to sensitise people about the importance of clean beaches on the International Coastal Clean-Up Day on Saturday. Our Place……Our Planet Our Responsibility Keep our Coastal Clean . […]

Sand Artist Sudarsan Pattnaik Creates Replica Of Ram Temple At Puri Beach

Bhubaneswar: Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik on Tuesday said he has created a replica of Ram temple on Puri beach, on the eve of its ground-breaking ceremony in Ayodhya. #JaiShriRam …My SandArt at Puri beach in Odisha, On the eve of foundation stone laying ceremony by Hon’ble PM Shri @narendramodi Ji for #RamMandirAyodhya . pic.twitter.com/HMYAjAJwQI — […]

Odisha Governor, CM Greet People On Christmas

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday greeted the people on the occasion of Christmas with the festival being celebrated across the state with gaiety and a spirit of bonhomie. Describing the festival as a symbol of peace, harmony and brotherhood, the governor in a message wished the people happiness […]

Sudarsan Pattnaik Receives Italian Sand Art Award

Bhubaneswar: Renowned Odisha sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has been given the Italian Golden Sand Art Award 2019. He received the award from Vito Maraschio, president of Promuovi International Scorrano Sand Nativity, at a ceremony in Rome on Friday evening. Neeharika Singh, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Indian embassy, was present at the award ceremony. […]

Sudarsan Pattnaik Selected For Italian Golden Sand Art Award

Bhubaneswar: Internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has been selected for the prestigious Italian Golden Sand Art Award 2019. He will be honoured during the International Scorrana Sand Nativity in Italy scheduled to be held from November 13 to 18. Pattnaik said he will also represent India in International scorrana sand Nativity. As many as […]

Kapil Sharma and wife Ginni
Here's a unique wish for Kapil Sharma, the sand art way

Puri: Internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik through a sand art congratulated comedian Kapil Sharma who will tie the knot with his long time girlfriend Ginni Chatrath in Jalandhar, Punjab today. Through his sand art at the Puri Beach, Patnaik has conveyed best wishes to Kapil and Ginni for the new innings of their life. […]

Odisha sand art festival begins on Saturday

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s popular International Sand Art Festival will kick off at Chandrabhaga Beach near Konark on Saturday, said an official. The five-day festival will see participation of over 30 Indian and 10 international artists from Mexico, Spain, Singapore, France, Norway, Germany, the Netherland and the US, the Odisha Tourism Department said. With renowned sand artist and […]

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik to head Odisha Lalit Kala Akademi

Bhubaneswar: Internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik was appointed president of Odisha Lalit Kala Akademi by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today. Pattnaik’s appointment as the chief of the State’s apex body for fine arts came after the resignation of former president of the academy, Raghunath Mohapatra, who was recently nominated to Rajya Sabha. A selection […]

Slew of events mark World Environment Day across Odisha

Bhubaneswar: With India being the global host country this year for the World Environment Day, a host of events were organised across the State to raise awareness on the reduction on the usage of plastic. Spreading the message of ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’- the theme for World Environment Day 2018, a group comprising 20 youths organised […]

Sudarsan's awareness campaign on crime against minor girls

Puri: Amid growing public outrage against the State Government which has reportedly failed to address the atrocities committed on women, particularly minor girls in Odisha, internationally acclaimed sand artist and Padma Shree Sudarsan Pattnaik has come up with a sand sculpture in order to create awareness among the people. Pattnaik, along with his students sculpted […]

Valentine's Day sand art
Valentine's Day: Manas Sahoo professes love for India on Puri beach

Puri: On a day when love is in the air, acclaimed sand artist Manas Sahoo has come up with a sand sculpture on the theme ‘I Love India’ at the Puri Sea beach to promote love, affection and peace in the world. The artist, through his sand art, made it evident that a person’s valentine […]

Sudarsan creates 108 Shiva Lingas to mark Maha Shivaratri

Puri: Acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created sand sculptures of 108 Shiva Lingas at Puri beach today ahead of the Maha Shivaratri which is being celebrated in Odisha tomorrow. The sculptures were built by the members of Sudarsan Sand Art Institute, a sand art training centre set up by him. So many sculptures are being […]

Sudarsan aims to break own record on New Year

Puri: International acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has set his eyes on breaking his own record by coming up with a giant sculpture of Lord Jagannath on the occasion of New Year at Puri beach. Pattnaik has started work to create a 30ft high sculpture for which nearly 700 tonnes of sand is being used […]

Online course on sand art to begin in March 2018

Puri: Give him sand and master artist Sudarshan Pattnaik can build you virtually anything. And now, his dream of taking the art form to newer heights, with an online course will soon become a reality with the support of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and HRD ministry. Announced almost a year back, Pattnaik’s ambitious […]

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik injured after scuffle with youth at Konark fest

Bhubaneswar: Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik was today admitted to a hospital following an injury after a scuffle with an unidentified youth at the ongoing International Sand Art Festival in Chandrabhaga in Puri district. Pattnaik was rushed to the district headquarters hospital in Puri for treatment following the incident. Pattnaik said the youth attempted to snatch […]

Sudarshan to represent India in Sand Sculpting Championship

Bhubaneswar: Renowned sand artist from Odisha Sudarsan Pattnaik will represent India in Singapore International Sand Sculpting Championship 2017 where he plans to highlight the hazards of ocean pollution through his art. Pattnaik said the competition, to be held from August 28 to 31 at Santosa, will see participation of as many as 15 artists from […]

The Power of One

Ace sand sculptor, Padma Shri awardee, activist Sudarsan Pattnaik made headlines recently with his dharna to get Banki Muahana, the point where the river meets Bay of Bengal, cleaned up. What started as a quiet hunger strike with a handful of supporters grew organically on social media with the news making it to the focus […]

Sand artist Sudarsan Patnaik admitted to hospital

Puri/Bhubaneswar: Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik, who has been on a hunger strike demanding cleaning of Bankimuhan beach in Puri, was today admitted to a privately-run hospital in Bhubaneswar. Well-wishers and supporters of Sudarsan took him to the hospital following deterioration in his condition. Sudarsan was on a hunger strike since Tuesday demanding immediate measures by […]

Asian Athletics Championship 2017: Sudarsan Pattnaik gears up for a SandFest

Bhubaneswar: The preparation for the 22nd Asian Athletics Championship is in full swing. Internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik will showcase Odisha’s rich art and culture through his art during the Championship scheduled to be inaugurated here at the capital city on July 5. Sources said Sudarsan will carve out sand arts at the premises […]