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.
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