These pictures were taken about 10 years back in a unassuming place called Krishnapuram, Tamil Nadu.
We always talk about Leonardo, Raphaeal, Berne....the sculptures back here, at home are no less talented. Each of these sculptures is a masterpiece in it's own rite. This article is a tribute to all the unsung artists of our country. Unlike marble these stones are extremely difficult to carve on.
Note the intricate designs and the way the shoulder cloth
is thrown over the shoulders of the male figure
Rambha on a swan. Each strand of her hair is visible. There is a hole in her nose that is just enough for a nose ring!
You can count the ribs on this sculpture!
A goddess, the finger nails are realistic and sharp. The ornaments are detailed and you can put your hand under each one of them.
THis depicts a wild goose chase. A hunter is carrying away the princess. A minister chases him on a horse and strikes him with a spear. The part where the hunter is injured is reddish in colour
Veerabadra, wearing a garland of skulls. The statue is balanced on one foot. You can put your hand under the sole of the foot on which he is standing!
The face cream lotions have cometition! I bet no one can match the smooth surface of this sculpture. The cheeks are as smooth as silk
Arjun dressed as an old man
The god of love, manmathan with his bow of sugarcane. A needle put through the top of the bow will come out through the other end of the bow.