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Lord Ganesh emerges from the sea

Giridhar Gopal in Bhubaneswar | September 17, 2004

Artist Sudarsan Patnaik is crafting 21 faces of Lord Ganesh on the beach of his hometown, Puri, in Orissa to mark the beginning of the annual Ganesh Chaturthi festivities.

Patnaik is a renowned sand sculptor who has won several awards in India and abroad. He is crafting the images of the elephant headed god with the help of students of his Golden Sand Art Institute.

He expects to complete all the images by Friday night. The festival begins on Saturday.

The images would be open to the public for three days, Patnaik told

Photograph: Sarat Kumar Patra

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Sub: congratulation and keep going.

Mr Pattnaik is doing a great job I wish him all the best and wish that he wins many laurels for himself and the country ...

Posted by pramod

Sub: good

It's simply superb. I don't find words to describe it. ...

Posted by pavan

Sub: wonder

god created everything. ooohhh wonder,this man creating nice

Posted by b.harikrishna

Sub: too good

Its real great to see the god in sands of time ... Great work ,,, more images would be a good treat ..

Posted by naresh

Sub: elephant headed god!!!!!

my thoughts exactly, when i read the article. scrolling down i read the comments echoing them. why cant you guys plainly say lord ganesh etc. ...

Posted by ganesh


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