Artist from Kannur makes 6-feet-tall Shiva sculpture for Thaliyil temple
Neeleshwaram (Kasaragod): A sculptor from Kunhimangalam in Kannur has made four sculptures for the entrance of Thaliyil Neelakanteswara temple here. Artist Prem P Lakshman created four sculptures including a 6-feet-tall Shiva, 5.5 feet tall Vishnu, 3-feet tall Ganapati and Ayyappa to be set up on the twin towers in the temple.
The sculptures were made of wax and later converted into fibre glass. It took about two years to complete the sculptures. The artworks will be brought from Cheruthazham Mathilakam Shiva temple to Neeleshwaram on March 14. They will be displayed for the public for a week.
It was Prem who made the main entrance of Thrichambaram Sreekrishna temple, entrance of Muzhappilangadu Sree Kurumba temple, Puratheru Muchilottukavu temple entrance and Ashtalakshmi sculpture.
Hailing from Alakode, Prem learnt sculpture on his own. He reached Kunhimangalam, the land of sculptors, later. Prem’s wife Sini and children Sreepriya and Sreenand also support him in his career.