Wilhelm Jezler (Chairman, iudex International, Switzerland), Ven. Bhikkhu Sanghasena, Pt. Vishnu Prasad Shukla (Senior BJP Leader), Ms. Poonam Jezler (Switzerland), Shankar Lalwani (Member of Parliament) and other guests presented the certificate
INDORE: Rangoli Artist Rahul Swami of Sendhwa, Barwani, Madhya Pradesh, India has been included by World Book of Records for individually creating 66,300 square feet (390 x 170 feet) 3D Rangoli Portrait of Lord Adinath holding a book at Palitana (Bhavnagar) Gujarat, India on 04 January 2022. Art is a conscious observer of principles with the ability to think and resurrect history. Igniting a multitude of sparks in the form of an art is sharpand generous. Artists have played a vital role in our development since the dawn of time. Every artist's hand contains a magic that produces a wonderful and thought-provoking result. The visual relationship that exists between an art and its creator is wholly abstract. Mr. Rahul Swami of Sendhwa, Madhya Pradesh, India, created such a masterpiece. His incredible talent has been recognised by the World Book of Records, and he gets included in the Gold Edition 2021. Mr. Swami, a 32-year-old artist, has broken the world record with his enchanted art work, depicting Lord Adinath's 3D rangoli on a book measuring 52,500 square feet (350*150 feet). On the 5th of January 2022, at Palitana near Bhavnagar, Gujarat, one of Jainism's most well-known religious sites. This single-handed rangoli art work was created using 19,500kg of colours in seven different shades. Lord Adinath, the first Jain Tirthankara of the modern era, was depicted in the rangoli. He was well-known for his preaching’s and teachings. His rangoli knowledge has captivated Pune for the past 17-18 years. He began combining mehendi and rangoli designs. He had always wanted to do something different, and thus the opportunity presented itself. In 2013, he was invited to a Jain event where he designed a rangoli with 5550 kg of colours and gained confidence by doing it all by himself, which took him 13 hours. In 2013, he was recognised by the Limca Book of Records for creating the largest rangoli design, measuring 24000 square feet. Mr. Swami is also known for being the 'fastest rangoli artist in India.' Despite his hard work, dedication and never-ending practise, he began to feel a void in his art and began painting portraits. He has also produced his rangoli designs in several television shows and gets honoured by Gujarat's Chief Minister for his outstanding talent. He's created nearly 75,000 rangolis without ever repeating the pattern, creating a sense of volume, space, and light on flat surfaces. Mr. Swami, an individual artist, created this 3D portrait of Lord Adinath with the goal of bringing Indian culture to the world's attention. It is not easy to be an artist in the open field. Mr. Swami faced a number of challenges while creating this record art, including a lack of water and space near the end, changing locations at the last minute, and dealing with the wind, to name a few. Because the soil was soft, he used cow dung as a 'Kali mitti' for layering the space for the portrait.