A total of 28 artists came together to create a rangoli spanning 15,000 sq.ft in Mumbai’s Kurla area ahead of this year’s Gudi Padwa festival.
The Maharashtrian community celebrates ‘Gudi Padwa’ on the first day of the Chaitra month, which marks the beginning of the New year according to the lunisolar Hindu calendar. The festival will be celebrated on March 28 this year.
Ahead of the festival, 28 artists affiliated with ‘Rangdhanu Kala Samuha’ came together to create a rangoli spanning 15,000 sq.ft in New Mill Compound near Shivaji Chowk in Kurla (West).
The artists, using around 750 kgs of colours, created the rangoli from scratch in 7 hours and 45 minutes. With their artwork, the artists have also paid tribute to the country’s armed forces.
The rangoli will be on public display from March 26 to 28 between 10 am to 10 pm. Although not official, the rangoli is being touted as one of the largest creations in Mumbai in recent years.
Meanwhile, over 3500 students and teachers from 50 schools in Mirzapur district of Uttar Pradesh had come together to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest rangoli earlier this year. It was made to encourage voter turnout.
The record was attempted on the ground of Government Polytechnic Institute in Mirzapur and covered a total area of 39,125 sq.mts. The participants utilized 1.2 lakh kgs of colour for the rangoli.
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