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World’s Tallest Santa Claus in Puri beach, India

Sudarshan Pattnaik has created the world’s tallest sand Santa Claus with hopes of making a world record.

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Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik claims to have sculpted the world’s tallest sand Santa at Puri beach in the eastern Indian state of Odisha. He has created a 45-ft high Santa with a message for world peace. The picture of the sculpture is being widely circulated on the internet.

In an interview with IB Times UK, Pattnaik said every Christmas he chooses an international theme related to humanity. “I carved a Santa Claus which is 45-ft high and it took around 22 hours and the help of 20 of my students to build it; and this year, the theme is world peace,” he said.

 

And he tweeted 

Around 60 kms from Odisha’s capital lies Puri beach, where sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik has created another master piece. Pattnaik has built World’s Tallest Santa Claus through wet sand with a World Peace message.

The artist used more than 1000 tones of sand with some coloured sand in creating the Santa. The team of 20 took 22 hours in two days to build the masterpiece.

The Santa will be on display till January 1. Sudarsan has also created Lord Jesus and Mother Mary.

The Odisha born renowned artist had built many master pieces before and always showed his feelings on special occasions.

“I have appealed to Limca Book of Records to place this record in their book. We broke our own previous record,” Patnaik said.

Santa’s was not the only statue Pattnaik sculpted on Christmas eve. The 38-year-old award- winning artist also erected sculptures of Mother Mary and Jesus.

Statue of Jesus carved by Sudarsan Pattnaik at Puri beach in Odisha, IndiaSudarsan Pattnaik

Statue of Jesus carved by Sudarsan Pattnaik at Puri beach in Odisha, IndiaSudarsan Pattnaik

 

The statue of Mother Mary created by the sand artist.Sudarsan Pattnaik

The statue of Mother Mary created by the sand artist.Sudarsan Pattnaik

 

Apart from creating sand sculptures with unique themes, the artist is popular for sending peace messages around the world through his art. A touching sculpture of Aylan Kurdi, the Syrian boy who died in sea, made by the artist drew global attention towards his art.

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World’s Tallest Santa Claus by sudarsan pattnaik in Puri beach , Odisha -India

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