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Sand Sculpture Tribute to Lord Jagannath and Puri Rath Yatra

The world famous sand artist from Orissa, Sudarsan Pattnaik, paid tribute to Lord Jagannath and Puri Rath Yatra by creating a five ft high sand sculpture on Puri Beach and the theme was religious harmony. On the Puri Rath Yatra day, the three chariots are surrounded by people of all religion, caste, class and creed and all get equal opportunity to the divine darshan of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra.
The sculpture had an image of a chariot and an image of Lord Jagannath surrounded by devotees belonging to all religions. ‘Rath Yatra is an occasion when devotees, irrespective of religion, caste, class and creed get an opportunity to see the presiding deities. Devotees even touch and pull the chariots. Through my art, I want to spread the message of universal brotherhood that how Lord Jagannath clinches people from all religions on a single day and occasion,’ said Sudarsan Pattnaik to Kalinga Times. In 2007, too Sudarsan Pattnaik had created sand sculptures of the three chari…

Bhartruhari Quotes

Daily, with the rising and setting of the sun, life shortens and time is not felt on account of affairs heavily burdened with manifold activities. Neither is fear produced at beholding birth, death, old age and sufferings. The world is become mad by drinking the stupefying wine of delusion. Possessed of tall mansions, of sons esteemed by the learned, of untold wealth, of a beloved wife of beneficence, and of youthful age, and thinking this world to be permanent, men deluded by ignorance run into this prison-house of worldliness; whereas blessed indeed is he who considering the transiency of the same world renounces it. Enjoyments of embodied beings are fleeting like the quick play of lightning within a mass of clouds; life is as insecure as a drop of water attached to the edge of a lotus leaf and dispersed by the wind; the desires of youth are unsteady; realizing these quickly, let the wise firmly fix their minds in Yoga, easily attainable by patience and equanimity.
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