Alkapuri Ganesh Mandal of Surat gets Sudarsan Pattnaik’s Sand Sculpture for Ganesh Chaturthi 2014.
Well-known sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik will display his craft in Gujarat for the first time during the Ganesh Utsav that begins on Friday in the Diamond City.
Patnaik will make a 15-feet sculpture at the 40X40 Alkapura Ganesh Pandal on Sumal Dairy Road from 300 metric tonne of sand. The theme of the sculpture has been kept under wraps.
Alkapuri Ganesh Mandal that invited Pattnaik to the city from Odisha has made provision of sand from Nareswar on the shores of Narmada river for the artist. Pattnaik was sent 27 different samples of sand and he chose Nareswar sand to make his maiden creation in Gujarat.
He would also make a statue of Lord Ganesh from sand next to the idol of the elephant-headed God in the pandal. This statue will be symbolically immersed by spraying water over it.