Odisha Girl Paints Record Number of Seeds with Holy Trinity Images

A Young Artist’s Unique Achievement

Fifteen-year-old Smruti Rekha Nayak from Rourkela, Odisha, has earned a prestigious place in the India Book of Records. She set a new record for painting the maximum number of different types of seeds with images of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, and Goddess Subhadra. This remarkable feat was accomplished on May 27, 2024, when she successfully painted the holy trinity on 21 different types of seeds.

The Record-Breaking Feat

According to the certificate issued by the India Book of Records, Smruti Rekha, born on May 7, 2009, in Sundergarh, Odisha, demonstrated extraordinary creativity and devotion by painting the sacred images on various seeds. These included seeds from watermelon, pumpkin, bitter gourd, and several others. Her accomplishment not only showcased her artistic talent but also highlighted her deep spiritual connection with the deities.

Inspiration and Motivation

Smruti, a class ten student at Chinmaya Vidyalaya English Medium in Rourkela, expressed immense joy and gratitude for her achievement. She credited her parents for their unwavering support and encouragement throughout her journey. “I am extremely happy to have made it to the India Book of Records. This accomplishment is a result of the immense support I received from my parents, who have always been my greatest support system,” she shared.

The Concept Behind the Artwork

The young artist chose seeds as her canvas for a very special reason. “Seeds are an integral part of our lives, just like Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, and Goddess Subhadra are an integral part of our existence. By painting their images on the seeds, I wanted to reflect the connection and importance of both in our lives,” explained Smruti. Her deep reverence for Lord Jagannath, to whom she is a devoted follower, inspired her choice of subject for the paintings.

A Deep-Rooted Devotion

Smruti’s devotion to Lord Jagannath played a central role in her artistic endeavor. “I am a huge devotee of Lord Jagannath. When I started my work, nothing else came to my mind except His name. The thought of Lord Jagannath was the first thing that struck me, and that’s why I decided to paint His image along with Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra,” she added.

Recognition and Future Aspirations

Smruti’s remarkable achievement has not only brought her personal satisfaction but has also garnered admiration from her community and beyond. Her unique approach to art, combined with her spiritual devotion, has set a new standard in creative expression and has earned her a well-deserved place in the India Book of Records.

As she looks to the future, Smruti hopes to continue exploring her artistic talents and further her devotion through creative endeavors. Her achievement serves as an inspiration to young artists everywhere, demonstrating that with passion and dedication, even the most unconventional canvases can be transformed into extraordinary works of art.

A Community Celebrates

The recognition of Smruti Rekha Nayak’s record-setting accomplishment has been met with celebration and pride in her hometown of Rourkela and throughout Odisha. Her dedication to her craft and her faith has resonated with many, making her a source of inspiration and a symbol of what young people can achieve with creativity and devotion.

(With inputs from agencies)

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