Selection of the stone is made on the basis of the sculpture to be made, depending on the male or female carving the artist wants. The production process involves stages like stone cutting, sketching the design on it, carving, and finishing the product. The big blocks are first roughly cut into shape according to the planned idol to be carved. The proportions are marked on the stone using a marker or red oxide color, and then the extra portion is taken out by hammering with a hammer and chisel. The rough outlines of the idol are drawn on the surface of the stone. Based on these rough sketches, the major carvings are done by chiseling. Once rough details are carved, the detailing and ornamentations are carved using sharp-edged and pointed chisels. Finally, the idol is smoothened and then polished by rubbing with stone. The polishing enhances the shine and luster of the article. The carved idol is washed with water and kept ready for marketing. The quality of carving varies according to the requirement and the price as well. The idols are painted colorfully as per the customer's requirement.