Bhubaneswar: On the occasion of Utkala Dibasa today, artists from Odisha paid tribute to the formation day of the state with their craft.
Odisha Sun Times lists a few incredible creations:
Students of renowned sand artist Sudarsan Patnaik have sculpted a sand sculpture on the Puri beach that depicts the rich cultural heritage of Odisha.
Watercolour painting by Bijay Biswal
Self-taught painter Bijay Biswal’s striking portrait for Utkala Dibasa depicts the iconic Konark Sun Temple and a Puri Jagannath Temple in the background with a fictional train on one side. The former chief ticket inspector captioned it: “Odisha Shining…Let the wheel of progress be faster…carrying along what’s best among us…”
Micro art by Susrita Samantaray
Bhubaneswar-based microbiologist Susrita Samantaray, known for her micro art of Odisha monuments, has created an intricately sketched map of Odisha with the words ‘Bande Utkala Janani’ in Odia.