Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Kerala artisans construct temple to be shifted to US

Thrissur (Kerala), Nov 27 Artisans and craftsmen here are working round the clock to give finishing touches to a wooden temple to be shifted to the United States in December.

The temple is a 26 feet high structure made of teak wood and decorated with eight domes. It covers a total area of 1000 square feet.he temple would be placed over pillars later. The structure is very ethnic with a modem touch to it.

According to Venu, the chief artisan, the sketch of the temple made by a contractor in Kerala, was approved and finalized by followers of the ISKCON society based in America around three years ago.

Each part of the temple has been polished at Cherpu and carved at a workshop.ver ten workers, including specialized craftsmen are engaged in the completion of the temple's doors, pillars and domes.

The artisans are working very hard, it being a Krishna temple. They have to explore the story from Hindu mythological scriptures related to Lord Krishna's life in mural style apart from other gods and goddesses

"This being Lord Krishna's temple, we are paying extra attention to the carvings we are sculpting. We have carved stories related to Lord Krishna with Lord Vishnu's ten incarnations also. We have also sculpted special sculptures on the pillars, which makes it a very different kind of work," said Sasi Kumar, a craftsman.

Once the work was half complete, the contractor sent a video clip and a few photographs of it to his counterpart in the United States, where the people were more than satisfied. (ANI)

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