The construction of the temple to Indian aesthetics to is phenomenal. The layouts of temples and their execution and the immaculate proportions of idols have been pointers to the engineering skill and mathematical genius of the ancient artists.
As sculpture was the chief medium of iconography, its pursuit meant search of religious ideas. The Indian sculptors considered religion and sculpture one and the same. This line of thought led to the establishment of a tradition of investing philosophical and metaphysical meaning in works of the art of sculpture. ‘Shilpa Shastras’ the invaluable books on sculpture, details the principles underlying temple architecture.
The pursuit of sculpture is a marvelous experience. It delights you to the core. The pleasure that are derives from it is supreme and unalloyed, unlike the wordy pleasure. But society seems to have lost interest in it. The complete measurement of the temple is followed by the measurement of the Garbhalaya. Mr. Shankaranaranyan picks up one of the books written by his Guru A.C.H Acharya’s father and explains the salient features of the sculpture. Aesthetic pleasure, in the sense in which the sculptor understood it , had religious under tones.