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.
Senior sculptor, Mr. Basavaraj and junior sculptor Mr. Gururaj carved six feet hard stone on a contemporary and traditional theme to sculpt the statue of Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya. Sri Annamacharya, the mystic saint, is a musician of the 15th century. He is the earliest known composer of South India to compose songs called “sankirtanas” in praise of Lord Venkateswara. Annamcharya is believed to be the incarnation of Lord Venkateswara’s sword. Annamacharya is said to have composed as many as 32,000 Sankeertanas on the god Venkateswara, of which only about 12,000 are available today.
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