Breathing Life Into Stones

October 11, 2010

Author: Komal Sharma

Source: The Hindu

The Sri Lakshminrisimha temple on New Pusa Road in Karol Bagh, Delhi, built in 1982, is getting a facelift. Run by the Ahobila Mutt, the edifice is a reminder of the temple in the holy hills of Ahobilam in Andhra Pradesh.


A team of 10 artisans from Tamil Nadu is in the Capital to reconstruct and rebuild the structure. The objective of the temple's managing committee is to bring to the city one more example of the art of carving temple structures — shilpa-shastra — seen in some of the most magnificent structures of southern India.