Indian sand artist to create image of Lord Ganesha in Japan

March 18th, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS  

Bhubaneswar, March 18 (IANS) Sand artist Sudarsan Patnaik Wednesday said he will create a 5.20 metre long sand sculpture of Lord Ganesha with Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati in Japan next month.
“I have been selected to participate in the World Sand Sculpting Contest Japan 2009, which will be held at Tottori city from April 5 to 15,” Patnaik told IANS on phone from his home town Puri, 56 km from here.

“The image I will create include that of Lord Ganesha with his father Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati,” he said.

He said sand artists from India, Australia, China, Spain, Russia, Holland, Czech Republic, Germany, the US and Canada are expected to participate in the competition.

“This is the seventh time I am going to create the image of Lord Ganesha abroad,” he said.

Patnaik will leave for Japan April 2. He has participated in more than 38 international sand sculpture championships across the world and won many awards.

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