A retired Indian immigrant in San Francisco, California has built what may be the world's largest Christmas Nativity scene.
GV & SV Nativity scene on hillside (2 shots)
SV Sundar Shaddi works amid model sheep
LV & GV Model buildings of Bethlehem (2 shots)
GV & SCU Models of Three Wise Men. (3 shots)
SV & CU Shaddi works on sheep and Wise Men sculptures (2 shots)
CU & SV Wise Man and Virgin Mary (2 shots)
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Background: A retired Indian immigrant in San Francisco, California has built what may be the world's largest Christmas Nativity scene. Sundar Shaddi has spent the past twenty-years constructing the buildings, figures and sheep that cover the one-acre (0.4 hectares) field.
Mr. Shaddi is a Hindu, but has devoted a great part of his seventy-two year life to creating images that bring joy to Christians.
SYNOPSIS: On a hillside above San Francisco harbour, stands what may be the world's largest recreation of the birth of Jesus Christ. This Nativity scene is the work of a retired Indian immigrant Sundar Shaddi. He has spent the past twenty-years making the buildings of Bethlehem, the figures of the Three Wise Men, the Virgin, the baby Jesue and the shepherds and their flocks.
Sundar Shaddi, himself, is a Hindu, but because of his desire to bring joy to others he has devoted a major portion of his seventy-two years to recreating this scene--the basis of Christian belief....The Wise Man and the Virgin Mary are just a few of the figures that stand on this acre of land--each devoted to the portrayal of the Christmas theme.