Berhampur: Eminent miniature artist Satya Maharana of the city, who has set 30 international and national records for creating smallest artifacts in wood, chalk, soap and sand, broke his own world record in smallest idol of Lord Shiva and the ‘Linga’ set in 2017.
Satya had carved an idol of Lord Shiva of 2.5 cm in height in chalk to set the record by ‘World Record Setter’ in 2017. The 36-year-old artist claimed that he has broken the record with his new miniature creations.
He claims to have carved 3 idols of Lord Shiva in wood of 5 mm, 1.3 cm and 4.2 cm height, 4 idols in chalk (1.2 cm, 2.7 cm, 3 cm and 1 inch), 1 idol in stone (1.4 cm) and also 3 Shiva Linga in different mediums (7 mm in stone, 1.8 cm in chalk and 3 mm in wood).
“I have carved Lord Shiva and Shiva Linga for the occasion of Maha Shivratri on March 11 and I pray Him to save the world from the tentacles of COVID-19 pandemic,” said Satya.