Sudarsan Pattnaik creates 100 sand chariots at the Puri beach

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International Sand Artist Sudarsan Pattnaik is attempting another world record by carving 100 sand chariots at the Puri beach in Odisha on upcoming Ratha Yatra of Lord Jagannath.

Apart from having darshan of the idols of Lord Balabhadra, Lord Jagannath and Devi Subhadra on the giant wooden chariots, pilgrims will get a glimpse of the sand art during the nine-day festival.

“Twenty-five students of my institute and I started working on the 100 chariots from Friday. The work will be completed by tomorrow afternoon, two days before the Rath Yatra, slated for July 6,” Pattnaik said.

Stating that his team had already completed more than 50 chariots, Pattnaik said he was trying to set a place in the Limca Book of Records.

“We got an official permission from the editor of Limca Book of records. As per their instruction we have started this,” he said.

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Pattnaik, who has been making sand art related to Rath Yatra every year, said his work is likely to attract many tourists this year.

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