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Sambhaji rangoli at Thane residence

Thursday, November 08, 2018
By Raju Vernekar

Thane-based Milan Jadhav (56) has created a huge Rangoli of Chhatrapati Sambhaji (the son of Chhatrapati Shivaji), at his residence, on the occasion of Diwali. The artwork has been attracting a large number of viewers, including students, politicians and artists.

The rangoli is based on characters in Marathi TV serial ‘Swarajyarakshak Sambhaji’, starring Dr Amol Kolhe (Sambhaji), Shantanu Moghe (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj) and Yesubai (Prajakta Gaikwad).

Sambhaji grew to become one of the fiercest Maratha kings and fought for ‘Swarajya’ throughout his lifespan of 31 years.

The rangoli, 6 feet x 2/1/2 feet in dimension, was completed after an arduous two days of labour. Jadhav’s family members — son Mrinmay (19), daughter Mitali (25) and wife Mansi also contributed.

Basically Jadhav is a technical man working as a production engineer in a multi-national engineering manufacturing company, while his children are IT professionals. Interestingly, all of them are engaged in art.

What makes Jadhav create such a huge rangoli in his not-so-spacious flat? “It is pure passion. Diwali has many facets. During Diwali people meet their near and dear ones, students set up ‘Killa Pradarshan’ — an exhibition of forts (in which replicas of forts are displayed) — and are  involved with the preparation of kandeels (lanterns). All these activities are closely connected with Diwali. However, nowadays they are rarely noticed. But I am engaged in such activities even today, after four decades. Besides, to create a rangoli is a dynamic and creative exercise, which helps us in experimenting with newer themes and variations”, Jadhav added.

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