Yadadri temple: Sculpting of idols goes at brisk pace

Yadadri temple: Sculpting of idols goes at brisk pace
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Nearly 500 sculptors have been engaged to bring on the sculptures from the black stone, also known as Krishna Shila, which has a unique feature of keeping the surroundings cool apart from being easy to work on.

Bhongir: The making of rock idols, sculptures and pillars for the famed Yadadri temple is going on a fast pace in Guntur, Prakasam, Kurnool and Ranga Reddy districts. As the Chief Minister, K Chandrashekar Rao, is firm on completing the renovation of Yadadri temple by next Dasara, the making of sculptures and rock pillars, as per the designs of Sthapathi Ananda Sai, was going on at a brisk pace.

Nearly 500 sculptors have been engaged to bring on the sculptures from the black stone, also known as Krishna Shila, which has a unique feature of keeping the surroundings cool apart from being easy to work on.

Sculptors at Koheda in Ranga Reddy, Kammavaripalem, Kotappakonda and Marurla in Guntur and Gurujepally in Prakasam are engaged in the work. Structures for Rajagopuram, idols of Lord Sri Lakshminarsimha Swamy, pillars in the design of Simhakruthi and Kujakruthi were getting ready for the main temple and Kalyana Mandapam.

They would be shifted to Yadadri immediately after their completion and final touches would be given there.Temple architect Anand Sai has been visiting the places where the sculptures were being prepared. In the study conducted by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) on black stone, it was found that the stone has a long life and will be able to survive natural disasters.

Contractor Bala Subramanyam informed that sculptors were working round-the-clock to finish the work in the stipulated time. Trained sculptors from different places, including Tamilnadu, were engaged for the work, he added.

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