World’s Longest Sand Ganesha Idol by Sudarsan Pattnaik – Go Green Message



World famous sand sculptor Sudarshan Pattnaik from Orissa has created a 40ft long Sand Ganesh on Puri Beach in Orissa for Ganesh Chaturthi 2009. Lord Ganesha lies on the beach holding a tree giving the message – Plant trees and reduce Global Warming.

Orissa Diary reports

It took 10 hours and using 17 tones of sand to create this 40 ft long sand Ganesh.

‘Lord Ganesha is also called Vinayak (knowledgeable) or Vighneshwer (god to remove obstacles). He is worshipped, or at least remembered, in the beginning of any auspicious performance for blessings and auspiciousness. So I believed that people will accept this message to save the planet from Global Warming’ said Pattnaik.