The picture shows lord Krishna one of the most famous and beloved god of the Hindu mythology and the idol of lord Shiva are also seen towards the left hand corner
A stone sculpture stands in Shivarpatna singing out the age old glory of this small village of Karnataka
This small idol has been carved out in stone with perseverance and dedication
A huge sculpture of Sai Baba has been carved out in marble
The idol of Ganeshji carved out in one single white soapstone
The idol of Brahma carved out of black stone
The small idols carved out of brass bring out the perfection with which the artisans carve out the sculptures
The artisans carry out the brass work with equal ease as they carry out the stone work
The brass works of Shivarapatna bring as much glory to this small village as its stone works
An idol of Hanuman (the Monkey God) has been carved out with a single piece of stone altogether
A brassarchway carved out to be placed at the outside of a temple
An intricately carved idol of Ganeshji has been put to display
Shivarpatna is a small village in the Taluk of malur of the district Kolar. Shivarpatna is renowned for its stone carved sculptures and idols in the country and abroad. Shivarapatna is synonymous with the word sculpture with approximately 300 families engaged in it. People from many parts of the country and from all over the world pour into the village to buy sculptures. Giving the age-old art its traditional importance, the artisans of Shivarapatna have kept it alive for so long, and the government has breathed a new life into the old skills. Stone carving is an ancient activity where pieces of rough natural stone are shaped by the controlled removal of stone. Owing to the permanence of the material, evidence can be found that even the earliest societies indulged in some form of stone work. The artisans of Shivarpatna keep this art alive with perseverance and sincerity.
Shivarapatna has products which are world renowned for their exquisite beauty and a first class quality. The products are unique in their style of making. The products are made of soapstone which is butter soft and it comes in two main colours i.e: black and white. The tools used for sculpting the stone are the common hammers, chisels, grinding machine, sand paper and an HB pencil. The products bring out the creative side of the artisans to the world and get them the acknowledgement that they deserve. The products of Shivarapatna have made this small village of Karnataka a world-renowned village attracting tourists from all over the country and the world too.
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