Google maps have been overloaded with people who are turning on google maps to see a portrait of Shivaji Maharaj. Well, we know that google maps are not the right application to view portraits. But you might be wrong this time because this masterpiece is so big that they had to tune it on to google maps.

This year, on February 1st, Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti was to be celebrated around the world. Unlike, other people, who just would go on to put on a flower necklace on Shivaji’s Statues & Photos, these people from Maharashtra had a different plan.


The video of artwork on a field in Maharashtra is going viral after it got discovered on Google maps. Satellite images from Google Maps show that the artwork of Chhatrapati Shivaji was made on a field in Nilanga village in Latur district.


Here is a video of what we are talking about. Click to get surprised:


Yes, you saw that right, a crop art of Shivaji Maharaj. It is so big that it is visible from google maps only. Well, now that’s a way to mark your presence around the world. The credit of making this great artwork goes to popular rangoli artist Mangesh Nipanikar. He is famous for his giant and unique rangolis. And this time he decided to take it to the next level. It is being told that the artwork is over 2.4 lakh sq feet in the area spread over six acres of land.


Last year also, this guy amazed the world by making a mega rangoli of Shivaji Maharaj, to pay tribute to the legend on his 388th birthday. The rangoli spread across 1 lakh sq. ft. of ground,


As the reports suggest, the magnificent artwork is made by chopping the grass in the area in a manner to make it look like Shivaji’s Portrait. Wow, a part of land full of grass. To someone, it is merely a field, but to Mangesh Nipanikar it was a canvas which he used to pay tribute to the great warrior Shivaji Maharaj.

Not only this, people from a village in Maharashtra, Nilanga in Latur district supported and helped this guy to make this vision a reality. This is definitely one of the most unique ways anyone has ever paid a tribute to Chhatrapati Shivaji.

If you wish to view this in your own google maps app, just hit the google maps’ search bar and type “4QP5+8Q Dapka, Maharashtra” and it will directly take you to that place.


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