Wed, 25 Dec 2013 09:45:00 GMT | By PTI

World's biggest sand Jesus at Puri beach

Odisha’s sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik created a 35 by 75 feet sand idol of Jesus using 1000 tonnes of sand; it took him three months and 25 assistants to complete the structure


World's biggest sand Jesus at Puri beach (© Reuters)

Bhubhaneshwar: Odisha's noted sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has created yet another wonder erecting a 35 feet by 75 feet sand idol of Lord Jesus.

Sudarsan used about 1000 tonnes of sand mixed with coloured sand in the statue which comprised the sculptor of Lord Jesus, Mother Mary and Santa Clause.

Pattnaik, who was assisted by 25 of his students at the Sudarsan Sand Art Institute of Puri, took 3 days to build up the mammoth structure, which will be on display from December 24 till January 1.

Pilgrims who are in the temple town during the ongoing festive season throng the beach everyday for a glimpse of the marvellous structure.

Sudarsan had already created seven world records registered with the Limca Book of Records.

"I've received an official letter from the Limca Book of Record's senior editor Arthy Muthanna Singh to proceed with making the biggest sand statue of Lord Jesus," he said.

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