A sand art of Lord Siva and consort Parvati by Devina Srinivas
A sand art of Lord Siva and consort Parvati by Devina Srinivas

Kakinada: On the eve of Maha Sivaratri, noted sand artist Devina Srinivas sculpted the idols of Lord Siva and Goddess Parvati on Uma Rama Lingeswara Swamy Temple premises at Rangampeta here on Monday. Speaking to ‘The Hans India,’ Srinivas said that it took nearly 25 hours of time to sculpt the mega art with sand. 

He started to sculpt the art on Saturday evening and it was completed in the early hours of Monday. He said that on the eve of Maha Sivaratri festival, the devotees would throng the Siva temples across the country and this Uma Rama Lingeswara Temple at Rangampeta is also a very old shrine, he informed.

He said that he made the sculpture using six tonnes of sand. He described that Lord Siva and Goddess Parvati were regarded as the Universal Father and Mother to the mankind so he made the sculpture in the right context. 

He informed that the sand art was 12 feet in height and 25 feet in width. Srinivas also made six Siva Lingas on either side of the idols. The villagers and many passers-by come to see this mega sand art at the temple and some enthusiasts captured the art in their mobile phones.  

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