Replica of Puri Beach, this Ganesh Puja at Friends Club Sri Ganesh Puja Mandap


Jharsuguda: This Ganesh puja, people of Jharsuguda would get to see replica Puri beach, at a popular public Ganesha Puja Mandap of Jharsuguda, here.

Friends Club, a Puja Mandap at Jharsuguda, has decided to do have a replica of Puri beach to outdo other Puja committees in the district.

The replica is being built by the famous International Sand Artist of Odisha, Padma Shri awardee Sudarshan Pattnaik, who has made India proud with his magnificent sand sculptures for spreading messages or drawing attention over issue and winning several awards and accolades internationally.

Coming for the first time to the Industrial town Jharsuguda, Pattnaik, would showcase his Sand Sculpturing art at Friends Club’s Sri Ganesh Puja Mandap.

“I am very happy to be associated with the organizers of this Ganesh Puja Mandap of Jharsuguda, As  our PM Narendra Modi who has a Dream of having Clean India , Make in India and Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao, so at this mandap I have tried to send these social messages to every one in the country through my art and I hope all my fans and followers would visit at this place to witness this. Around 50 tons of sand, which has been brought from puri has been used in creating this scultupre.” Said Sudarsan Pattnaik.

The organizers of Friends Club’s Sri Ganesh Puja Committee who are known for celebrating Ganesh Puja every year by means of unique decoration or by their Ganesh Idol. This year also the theme of their Puja Mandap has a replica of Kedarnath Temple decorated by eco-friendly materials like leaves and Cardboard.

“We have always been celebrating Ganesh Puja in a very unique since 1993 and this year too we had thought of doing something different. We had been planning this event since long back but we were unable to get a schedule of Sudarshan Pattnaik due to his busy schedule. I personally thank him for taking out his precious time for the people of Western Odisha, who would get a chance of witnessing his internationally acclaimed sand sculpturing in Jharsuguda itself.” Said Ajay Poddar, President, Friend’s Club

He added “As there are no beaches in Western Odisha, a replica of Puri beach has been specially crafted inside a total area of 2700 Sq. Ft. showcasing Pattnaik’s Sand Craft.” He added


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