Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has created a five feet high sand sculpture of Ram Mandir at Puri beach, the foundation stone of which would be laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Ayodhya tomorrow.
Sudarsan said he had used about 4 tons of sand and took 5 hours to create the replica of the Ram Mandir on sand.
“We are very happy that after a long time the Ram mandir will be constructed. It is a historic day for us,” said Sudarsan.
So far Padma shri awardee sand artist Sudarsan has participated in more than 60 International sand art competitions around the World and won many laurels for the country.