Interstate Stone Sculpting Camp was held at The Dravidian University, organized by Karnataka Shilpakala Academy. The camp was for fifteen days, and the Shilpakala academy sends its own recognized twenty sculptors to sculpt the statue with ten senior Sculptors and ten junior sculptors. Different types of cement sculpting, stone carving, fiber casting, and metal casting are being organized in different states of India by Shilpakala academy. There was a reborn of Shilpakala academy for the modern age to get the past back to the present age. We were able to find all the stone carving and sculptures were sculpted by ancient people in the temples and historical places. Shilpakala started to choose and pick the most skillful and trained sculptor or artists to show their best work on the present status to change the trend.
Akka Mahadevi is the devotee of Lord Shiva, born about 1150 A. D. at Udutadi in Shivamogga District of Karnataka. She was a daughter of Nirmalshetti and Sumati, who were great devotees of Shiva. At the age of seven, Akka Mahadevi was initiated into Bhakti. She became a saint by the age of 16. She was a paragon of beauty and princess of lyrical poetry. She is one of the major poets of the Kannada Vachana literature. A senior sculptor Mr. Suresh P and junior sculptor, Mr. Santhosh Kumar. D has sculpted the statue of Akka Mahadevi. A banyan tree and Shiva Linga is being carved in the background of the statue.
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