Bhubaneswar/ 25 December 2016. At least 1000 sand Santa Clauses were today sculptured at the Puri sea beach on the eve of Christmas by noted sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik and his students.
The Santa festival started here this evening and will continue till January 1.
With 1000 Santa Clauses, Sudarsan is eying to break his 2012 Limca Book record of sculpturing 500 sand Santa Clauses.
It took Pattnaik and his team of 35 students from his sand art school four days and about 1000 tons of sand to carve a thousand sand Santa Clauses.
"I hope this will get a place in the Limca Book of Records," said Sudarsan.
He said he wanted to create awareness about "global happiness through sand Santas". (PTI)