Sthapathi born in Swamimalai- a place which has been preserving the tradition of
metal sculpture for over 1000 years, is one among the few who have mastered the
art of making idols. Strictly adhering to traditions, he made several master pieces
a few of which can be seen in the Statue Gallery.
This industry is not run just to earn money for living. Making of various bronze
and other items would reveal Indian tradition and chola's dreams on fine arts and
architecture coupled with the makers imagination,ambition.dream etc.. Thus reflecting
the quality of the products produced