Pencil Artistry- Lord Ram’s Miniature by Navratan Prajapati 

Priyanshi Pareek

The nation is buzzing with excitement over the upcoming consecration of Ram Lalla’s life in Ayodhya on January 22. People from all corners are immersed in Rammay, expressing their reverence for Lord Ram in various ways. In Rajasthan, sculptors are making their mark too—Sand artist Ajay Rawat crafted a stunning rendition of the largest Ram temple using over 1000 tonnes of sand, while in Jaipur, sculptor Navratna Prajapati skillfully fashioned an intricately detailed idol of Lord Ram on the tip of a pencil.

Navratna Prajapati shared that crafting the detailed artwork of Lord Ram on the tip of a pencil consumed approximately 5 days. The remarkable piece measures a mere 1.3 cm in length, showcasing Lord Ram holding a bow in one hand and an arrow in the other. Notably, Prajapati plans to present this intricate idol to the Ram Trust for display in the Ram Museum, adding a unique touch to the commemoration.

Who is Navratan Prajapati?

Residing in Mahesh Nagar, Jaipur, Navratna Prajapati initiated his journey in sculpture in 2006, focusing on marble creations. However, inspired by the art of inscribing names on rice grains he encountered online, he transitioned to miniature art. Since then, he has consistently amazed with his remarkable creations, showcasing his versatility and skill in the realm of fine craftsmanship.

Previous Works

Back in 2006, Navratna Prajapati achieved recognition in the Limca Book for crafting the smallest lantern, standing at a height of 2.3 centimetres. Notably, this tiny marvel could burn for approximately 15 seconds with just two drops of kerosene. Since then, he has continued to set world records, showcasing his exceptional talent through various sculptures and leaving a lasting imprint in the world of miniature art.

In 2020, Navratna Prajapati earned a spot in the Guinness Book of Records by fashioning a 101-link neck chain from pencil graphite. His innovative creations extend to the year 2010 when he established a unique record by crafting a bike using gram dal. Furthermore, in 2013, he secured his place in the India Book of Records by intricately sculpting a statue of Vallabhbhai Patel on the tip of a pencil. Navratna’s repertoire also includes miniature artworks featuring prominent figures like Maharana Pratap, Bhimrao Ambedkar, Ganapati, Mahavir Swami, and numerous others on the tip of his pencil.

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