One More Course of the Rajagopuram Is Lifted

Sun Two at the Aadheenam. A stone lift happened today. Iraivan is becoming more of a reality with each passing day.

In record-breaking few minutes, the Iraivan Team lifted eight more stones for the Rajagopuram. This is Larry Conklin, “Island Crane and Rigging” owner and operator.

This time we started the stone lift with a very small puja to a Turmeric Ganesha that the silpis made — can you see Him between the red flowers?

We only have one more course of stone to install before the 6-ton Raja Gopuram capstone!

Sthapati does the arati.

Up they go, against the blue sky. These are small ancillary pieces, but just as necessary as any other stone to have a finished temple.

The ground team, always precise.

These are the stones that went up today. They are waiting for some finishes before we flip them to their right position.

The Rajagopuram course is coming along. The main stone goes on top.

From the roof of Iraivan Temple, one has the full view of Rishi Valley, after the creative dance of Sri Rudra happened there.

On the ground, the silpis continue to prepare the last course that will hold the Rajagopuram.

It is a beautiful piece, rich in tradition and artistry. Visualize it gleaming with gold!


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