A talented woman from South Kashmir has created the world’s smallest Shikara in Mandala Art, getting entry in Indian Book of Records.
Mahira Shah (24), a resident of Pinglish Tral who has got married in Sallar Pahalgam has made pieces of different things that are uniquely associated with Kashmir so as to promote Kashmir.
Mahira told news agency–news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), that she is a self-taught mandala artist as she was interested in the art since her childhood and started making different art pieces in 2008.
“In 2008, I started doing paintings and sculptures but as I proceeded to make myself better in this field of art, my art pieces were not so attractive following which I got an idea of making mandala art and succeeded in it,” Mahira said.
“With the blessings of Allah, I became interested in creating/breaking world records. With this dedication I created the world’s first and smallest Shikara in mandala art,” she said.
“When I made the shikara in mandala art with the intention of making a world record. I applied for the Indian Book of Records recently and after being verified by the team, I got confirmation mail from them of creating a world record,” she added.
According to Mahira, who is a mother of one, they nominated her for the gold medal as well.
She said that before marriage, her parents were very supportive to her and after the marriage her in-laws are also supporting her very well.
“Since my childhood, I had a passion to promote Kashmir and things related to Kashmir in the whole World, she said, adding, so far she has made different art pieces that are widely appreciated,” Mahira said.
She claimed that she had also made another world record of making kangri in mandala art and has applied for Asian Books of Records, however, she is expecting confirmation in this regard very soon.
“My prior message for our youth is to be consistent in any field you are trying to conquer, and never losing hope and most of all todays youth got so much demoted that they are commiting suicides,” she said.
Mahira said she is looking to get appreciation and encouragement from people as well as the administration.