An Indian artist created a mural so big that you can see it from space — or on Google Maps
Business Insider India
- A portrait of
Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, a former Maratha king, has gone viral on social media after it was discovered that it can be seen from space.
- Users can view the rangoli, an Indian art form of floor murals, by simply looking it up on Google Maps.
- The rangoli stretches out over 250,000 square feet and was made using over 2500 kilograms of seeds.
The artwork was originally created in February as a tribute to the warrior king on Shivaji Jayanti, 19 February. It stretches over 240,000 square feet on a six acre farm. It is the world’s biggest rangoli — an Indian artform of creating murals on the floor — of Shivaji.
The video of the farm went viral when Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna), a Twitter user, shared it on the social networking platform.
This is an incredible Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj crop art from the Farmers of small village in Nilanga, Latur, Mah… https://t.co/76SjKDQwMK— Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) 1560862069000
Mangesh Nipanikar, the artist behind the innovation, has won a Guiness Book record in 2015 for completing a rangoli that stood against farmer suicides — a troubling problem in Maharashtra where a large part of the population is involved in agriculture but has mounting debts to face.
The entire project took over 2,500 kilograms of seeds to accomplish.
Here’s how you can look up the farm painting of Chatrapati Shivaji on your PC:
1. Open Google Maps.
2. Switch to satellite mode by clicking the square box located at the bottom left corner of your screen.
3. In the search box, type in ‘Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj grass photo farm’
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