Techie turns artist, makes 108 miniature paintings of Lord Jagannath

Bhubaneswar (Odisha), July 12 (ANI): With the world-famous Rath Yatra just a day away, a techie from Odisha has hand-drawn 108 miniature paintings of the Lord Jagannath and his siblings as a form of celebration. Bengaluru-based software developer Priyanka Sahani showed her artistic side on the occasion by drawing unique miniature paintings with acrylics on different objects. While speaking to ANI, Priyanka said that she picked up the skill from her late father Bibekananda Sahani. "I started to draw 108 miniature paintings of Jagannath since June 26 and completed the holy trinity on different things like almond, seeds, rajma (Kidney beans) nutmeg, banana, jackfruit, watermelon, cinnamon stick, chewing gum nails and others by July 10. I was working 10-12 hours a day, and it took me three to four hours to finish one painting of deities. It is an offering to the lord before he embarks on the annual sojourn, beginning July 12," she said. The Rath Yatra of lord Jagannath is scheduled to take place on July 12 this year.

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