Mixture of paraffin wax and Rasin metal with groundnut dil is called wax.1.e.,Mezhugu. This wax i.e.,mezhugu when exposed to fire becomes very flexible. Our of this flexible material,the "sthapathi"now proceeds to work out the wax model observing the fundamental principles laid down to fix the length of the moorthy. The total length is divided into 120 parts, out of which the length of the face, torso, limbs, legs etc.,are fixed as per "SHILPASASTRAS" details of like ornaments are modeled on the outline of the wax modle itself.
One of the most recognised artwork in the world; the Chola bronze statue involves demanding handwork. Originally considered as temple art,it is handled by artisans with extraordinary care and devotion. The Shilpa Shastra is still referred as the basic guide to achieve perfect anatomical proportions for the sculptures. In India,the traditional artisans are concentrated in and around the Kumbakonam,district Tamil Nadu. Astoundingly they still employ the same lost wax process used in the Chola period.
Mr.Ln.Rajagopal is one mastercraftsmen from the traditional viswakarma community. His vast experience in bronze sheet works and temple needs manufacturing helps him run the production unit “sri raja silpalaya” Our specialties are exquisite sheet metal works any size any shape and complicate details. We do sheet covering for engraved, embossed,with high relief work. We undertake sheet works in gold,silver and bronze to gopurams,rathams,kodimaram,doors,vagnam and even temple roofings.
We have displayed our gallery right from icons, ornamental lamps,sheet works and stone works. We thank all our clients and well wishers who made us renouned temple need manufacturer in kumbakonam. We have opened new showroom near darasuram temple near our factory