Puri: International sand artist Manas Sahoo has wished the nation on its 73rd Independence Day and Raksha Bandhan through his sand art here on the on the sea beach.

Sahoo has created a giant amulet of fifteen fit wide in the shape of Tiranga  of sand. This sand art has been made with 15 tonnes of sand on the sea beach near the Baliapanda light house He took five hours to prepare this gigantic figure of amulet which has carried the good wishes of the 73rd Independence day as well as the Raksha Bandhan on it.