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5th Shilpa Patasala Batch receives certificates from His Holiness
The fifth batch of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham's Shilpa Patasala at Kanchipuram received the course completion certificates in the benign presence of His Holiness Pujyasri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji.
In a land renowned for its temples and in the city of a thousand temples - Nagareshu Kanchi, Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam has established a Shilpa Patasala to bring out trained sculptors with knowledge of our Traditional Sastras and Agamas relevant to sculpture and temple construction. The role of the shilpis (also called Sthapatis) trained on traditional lines is important as they not only build new temples but help maintain and preserve the existing temples through restoration and renovation.
The Patasala is located in the serene and divine precincts of Sri Kamakshi Ambal Temple. The fifth batch of students of the Patasala were enrolled in the year 2006. The following fifteen students of the batch completed their course recently and received the certificates from His Holiness at Srimatam, Kanchipuram.
The students of the Patasala are not only blessed to receive complete financial aid (including free boarding and lodging) from Srimatam, but also have the opportunity to receive the Blessings and guidance of Their Holinesses during their visits to Srimatam.
On several occasions, the students have showcased their talent to visiting scholars, researchers and the general public through displays and exhibitions.