Artwork of Chhatrapati Shivaji Seen On Google Maps Goes Viral

A farm painting that was made earlier this year on the occasion of Shivaji Jayanti has recently resurfaced on the internet after it was seen on Google Maps. Mangesh Nipankar planted over 2,500 kg of seeds a week before Shivaji Jayanti, so that it grows green to make the face of the great warrior. He also made a frame around the painting.

Netizens are in awe of the artwork, and have filled Twitter with praises of the genius artist.

Here are some of the reactions:

Satellite images show that the artwork of Chhatrapati Shivaji was made on a field in the village of Nilanga in Latur district.

The enormous artwork was made over 2.4 lakh sq feet spread over six acres at a farm by popular rangoli artist Mangesh Nipanikar.

“Last year we made a world record-breaking rangoli of Shivaji. This year we had a different concept. Marathwada is drought-hit region so it was decided to make a green image of Chhatrapati Shivaji. The objective was to celebrate a green Shivaji Jayanti,” said Nipanikar as quoted by The Indian Express.

In case you want to check out the artwork yourself, turn on the satellite view on Google Maps and search for ‘Chhatrapati Shree Shivaji Maharaj Farm Painting Art’ or ‘Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj grass photo farm.’

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