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VIJAYAWADA: Karumuri Moulya Padmavati Srivalli, a class 10 student from Vijayawada, inscribed the essence of seven Ramayana ‘kandams’, as well as ‘Sri Rama’ in 22 languages, on 1,916 grains of rice to prove her unwavering devotion to Lord Rama. Srivalli’s miniature artwork was recently recognized by the Worldwide Book of Records and Triumph World Records.
A day at the beach in Machilipatnam when she was 10 inspired Padmavathi Srivalli to take up miniature art after seeing sand artists at work. After years of vigorous practice, she decided to embark on a project that would help her show her courage. She had originally planned to inscribe ‘Sri Rama’ on the grains to be donated to the Bhadrachalam temple on Sri Rama Navami. However, she developed her idea further and engraved the essential seven kandams of the Ramayana, as well as “Sri Rama” written in several languages, on hundreds of food grains.
Padamavati said it took him 15 days to complete the project using a gel pen. “I summarized the entire Ramayana in short sentences and wrote 20 letters on each grain of masuri rice. The beads with ‘Sri Rama’ inscribed on it in 22 languages were dedicated at the feet of Lord Rama. Padmavati attributed her success and determination to excel to her parents Srinivas and Suvarna Lakshmi.
On her next project, Padmavati said she is highlighting the work done under the government’s ‘Navaratanalu’ program and also listing the ‘biography’ of Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy. “If I have the opportunity to meet the Chief Minister, I will offer him my next project.” Padmavati’s mother said her daughter also produced a book on Narendra Modi’s government plans, which received praise from various quarters.
“Our intention is not to win through the works of our daughter. My daughter’s dream is to deliver a portrait of Lord Rama made of grain to Ayodhya temple. She also longs to meet Narendra Modi. Recently, JP Nadda praised Padamavati’s work and assured us that he would inform Narendra Modi of his wish to meet him,” Lakshmi said.
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Padmavati Srialli’s miniature work was recently recognized by the Worldwide Book of Records and Triumph World Records. She said it took her 15 days to complete the masuri rice grain project.