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Some famous Utsavars: The Stone Utsavar of Nachiyar Kovil, one of its kind where Utsavar deity is made of stone.

Uthsavar or Utsavar is derived from the Sanskrit word, Utsavam, a festival predominantly referring to Hindu religion. In Hinduism, it is referred to the festival deity's moorthi usually taken during temple festival processions. Utsavar moorthis are generally made of metal,[1] and Moolavar murthi is usually made of stone.

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  1. ^ Baldev Raj, C. Rajagopalan, C. V. Sundaram. Where gods come alive: a monograph on the bronze icons of South India.