Swami Vivekananda Jayanti is celebrated on January 12. To mark the occasion of Swami Vivekananda's 156th birth anniversary, India's famous sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has created a beautiful sand art on Odisha's Puri beach. Swami Vivekananda, a great socio-religious leader was born on this day in 1863 in Calcutta. He was a great thinker who contributed towards spiritual awakening in the 19th century. His thoughts and teachings served enough motivation to the younger generations and his lessons are followed even today. The sand art also gives a beautiful message for making a greener environment. The day of Swami Vivekananda Jayanti is also celebrated as National Youth Day. Swami Vivekananda Jayanti Greetings 2019 Wishes: Best WhatsApp Stickers, Messages, GIF Image Greetings to Send Across on 156th Birth Anniversary of Great Influencer.

Sudarsan Pattnaik is known for making topical sculptures on the sand and gives beautiful messages along with. People come from different parts of the city to witness his beautiful display of skill. On every special occasion, he ensures he makes a creative display. Today also being Youth Day he gives a message, "Youth Call for Green Environment." It is a beautiful sculpture with Swami Vivekananda's caricature surrounded by trees. Using the exact colours, it makes the art look prettier. Santa Claus With Plastic Bottles! Sand Artist Sudarsan Pattnaik Attempts World Record on 2018 Christmas Eve Creating Environmental Awareness.

Watch Video of Sudarsan Pattnaik's Sand art on Swami Vivekananda

Pattnaik has time and again used his art to highlight the importance of the environment. Using Swami Vivekananda's birth anniversary and also the significance of Youth Day, he gives a similar message once again. Swami Vivekananda was the one who represented India and the Hindu philosophy, the idea of Yoga and Vedanta to the outside world. He spoke about how our thoughts shape our lives and how does one achieve their goal. He inclined a lot of people to follow the path of spirituality and to propagate his ideas he also started the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission.

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