15 May 2023 /


On the occasion of India’s Amrit Mahotsav and G20, the unique contextual portrait- SHIVALINGA, the visually artistic mural painting measuring  55.74 square meters i.e. 600 square feet, done by Professor Suresh K. Nair, eminent artist  & Professor of Visual Arts, Banaras Hindu University(BHU)  and his team of eleven students in collaboration with Airport Director, Aryama Sanyal at Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, Varanasi has won a place in “Eurasia World Records”.

On behalf of Eurasia World Record, Sadia Hannan from US has awarded the Eurasia World Record Certificate of Achievement to Prof.  Suresh K. Nair and Airport Director Ms. Aryama Sanyal. Dr. Jagadeesh Pillai, four times Guinness World Records holder was  present at the function.

“The 6.096 meter long and 9.144 wide (20×30 feet) mural painting has become the centre of attraction for every passenger coming from the airport. This painting has 300 lotus flower designs and in the centre there is a Shiva Linga made of mirror in which the beholder can see himself teaching us one of the mahavakyas of Veda i.e., ‘Tattvamasi’ means – That You Are”, says Aryama Sanyal,  Director of  Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, Varanasi. 

This mural painting was inaugurated a few weeks ago by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Sudhir Jain of Banaras Hindu University. Vice-Chancellor Prof. Sudhir Jain has requested Prof. Suresh K. Nair to make such a mural painting in Banaras Hindu University also and the work will be started soon.

The biggest Shivalinga in mural work has been designed by eminent artist Suresh K. Nair, owes its resemblance to the renowned South Indian Rameshwaram Temple’s Shivalinga which has its strong and ancient linkage to the Holy Kashi.

The Eurasia World Records awarded participation certificates to Saurabh Srivastava, Pulak K. Sarkar, Arunima Mondal, Kajal Verma, Manasi Shah, Aastha Tiwari, Tenzin Yonten, Norbu Tashi, Tenzin Newdon, Shruti Gupta and Priya Gupta, the  students of Faculty of Visual Arts, BHU who have participated in the Mural Project, Shivalinga at the International Airport, Varanasi to welcome the International delegates of the upcoming four-day mega event, Conference of the Heads of Nations of G20 Summit 2023.

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