01. After our founder, who has 30 years of experience, chooses the perfect marble; it is given to an artist who draws a pencil outline of the statue.
02. The 1st craftsman begins the ‘dola’ process of scraping off the block’s edges, after which the 2nd craftsman works on the finer details.
03. The 3rd artisan works on the face, while the 4th craftsman works on the jewellery (tipayi), followed by final polishing by 2-5 polishers, depending on the size.
04. The painting procedure varies depending on the Marble Type (Alwar, Makrana, Vietnam), but because Vietnamese marble is so white, it requires minimal painting.
05. The statue is then delivered to the customer after being laminated with a specialised spray that adds life to the paint and gloss to the statue.
One of Jaipur's well-known personalities in the world of marble carving is Mr Ghanshyam Agarwal, the founder of the Star Murti Museum (SMM). He began his journey with Shyam Baba's blessing and founded SMM on February 19, 1992, with a mere investment of 30,000 INR. Today SMM has a turnover in crores.
"Minimum margin, maximum turnover," Mr Agarwal says is his only success mantra. He doesn't differentiate between customers based on their purchasing power; to him, a customer who spends 1000 INR is just the same as somebody who spends 10 lakhs.
SMM's priorities have always been on-time delivery and customer satisfaction, which is why word-of-mouth referrals from happy customers have brought us business from all over India and beyond. We are known for supplying 90% of Shyam Baba's statues all over the world. Statues created by our artists have been laid in famous temples like the Hanuman Mandir Dushera Ground (Hoshiarpur, Punjab), Geeta Mandir (Ludhiana), Pardeswar Dham Temple (Delhi). We are also recognised for shipping deity statues and handcrafts all over the world, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Sri Lanka, Germany, Italy, the West Indies, Hong Kong, and so many other countries.