Odisha artist crafts miniature models of chariots using matchsticks ahead of Rath Yatra

Bhubaneswar (Odisha), July 09 (ANI): Ahead of the Rath Yatra, L Eswar Rao, an artist from Bhubaneswar has crafted miniature models of chariots of Lord Jagannath, Devi Subhadra and Lord Balabhadra using 435 matchsticks. Rao took nine days to complete these models. He used “neem wood” to make the deities. “It took me 9 days to complete them by using 435 matchsticks. I used neem wood to make the deities," Rao said to ANI. The auspicious Rath Yatra of lord Jagannath is scheduled to take place on July 12 this year.

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