900 kg of grain used for tricolor artwork in Mangaluru

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900 kg of grain used for tricolor artwork in Mangaluru

The tricolor was designed to mark the 75th anniversary of independence

Tricolor artwork.  Credit: DH Photo

Sri Gokarnatha Kshethra, in association with the Gurubeladingalu Foundation, has designed a huge tricolor work of art using 900 kg grains, at the premises of the Kudroli temple in Mangaluru.

The tricolor was designed to mark the 75th anniversary of independence and spread a message of unity and diversity, said temple treasurer Padmaraj R.

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He said the artworks were drawn without using chemicals. Vegetables, cereals were used for the Habs. About 300 kg of tur dal for orange color, 300 kg of sago for white color and 300 kg of green gram for green color were used. In addition, about 100 kg of vegetables like okra, radish, carrot were also arranged.

About 30 members of the Samithi and 18 temple staff under the guidance of artist Puneek Shetty prepared the tricolor artwork. It took 18 hours to complete it. No less than 54 kalashas and flowers have been arranged around the work of art.

Former Labor Minister Janardhan Poojary inaugurated the tricolor artwork.

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