On Diwali, Sand Artist Sudarsan Pattnaik's Appeal: No Crackers, Please

The sand artist from Odisha has one request this Diwali: No crackers, please. Scroll down to see Sudarsan Pattnaik's gorgeous sand sculptures celebrating the Festival of Lights.

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On Diwali, Sand Artist Sudarsan Pattnaik's Appeal: No Crackers, Please

Diwali 2017: One of Sudarsan Pattnaik's gorgeous sand sculptures on Puri beach

There's hardly a special occasion that passes without a stunning tribute from renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik. From Dhanteras to Christmas and even World Water Day and International Tiger Day, the sand artist creates unique sand sculptures for all occasions. And this Diwali is no different. The talented sand artist took to Twitter to share multiple pictures of his sand sculptures on Puri beach. This year, however, Mr Pattnaik had an important request: no crackers, please. And it's a message that has been received well with many on the microblogging site.

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Take a look at Sudarsan Pattnaik's sand art calling for a cracker-free and pollution-free Diwali this year:
   
As always, Mr Pattnaik's sand art has left tweeple spellbound:
   
And many are appreciating Mr Pattnaik's call for a cracker-free Diwali:
    
Diwali, or Deepavali, is the Hindu festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil. Also known as the Festival of Lights, Diwali is traditionally celebrated by lighting diyas and candles, praying to Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesh and meeting family and close friends to exchange Diwali greetings and gifts. This year, Diwali is being celebrated on October 19.

Related: This Diwali, 5 Things You Can Do Instead Of Bursting Firecrackers

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