Abhiscka, a conch sculpture by artist Krupa Shah, installed at Mumbai’s Tardeo

 Abhiscka, a conch sculpture by artist Krupa Shah, installed at Mumbai’s Tardeo

Artist Krupa Shah and her creation at Tardeo, Mumbai

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With an aim to preserve and celebrate the long-lived Hindu culture and promote positive vibrations in the surroundings, Mumbai-based abstract artist Krupa Shah installed Abhiscka, a conch sculpture at Mumbai’s Vasantrao Naik Chowk, Tardeo.

The inauguration of the conch was initiated by Krupa Shah along with Maharashtra Minister of Tourism, Environment & Protocol Aaditya Thackeray in presence of BJP’s Mumbai unit president Mangal Prabhat Lodha and Shiv Sena councillors.

Shah wishes to install 101 conch sculptures at different locations across the country – the first such conch sculpture was installed at Astha Path, Har Ki Pauri, Haridwar earlier.

Each Abhiscka model is an eight feet tall structure offering an immersive experience merging art, creativity and imagination. With complex carvings and spiral-like shapes, and shades of white and pink blending seamlessly, the conch sculptures are certain to give visitors and by-passers the opportunity to connect spiritually with nature. Abhiscka – The Conch in its entirety is interpreted as the symbol of brilliance, luster, purity, and auspicious beginning and is widely used in all religious rituals.

Says Shah, “India is globally known for its rich culture, heritage, and art, and its steadfast support to produce creative and large-scaled artistic décor. In line with this idea and with the belief that we should enhance and elaborate on our culture and the science of the conch, I have initiated this project. What better location to promote positivity and local culture than our very own financial capital, Mumbai.”

Up next Shah will be installing these sculptures at Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Connaught Place, Kedarnath Temple, Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Akshardham, Delhi Airport, India Gate Garden, Isha Yoga Center, and New Parliament among others.


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