The floor stones on the west side of the sanctum have all been set in place. The silpis on the left are rounding the top edges of the stones. The silpi on the right is adjusting the edge of one of the standard floor stones. Click here to see the different sizes of floor stones that can be sponsored. http://www.himalayanacademy.com/ssc/hawaii/iraivan/donate/stone_sponsor.pdf
Chidambaram stapathi, left, inspects the architectural drawings and plans the next phase of the work. The two carvers on the right are fine-tuning the base of the next handrailing section which will be installed soon.
"Stand strong for Saivism." The nature of life for Saivites is to turn work into worship, to turn the secular into the sacred. Each day give a little extra warmth, humanness and upliftment to others. Every day is a holy day, all day long. We want to follow our religion even in our dreams. If we help someone, we're worshiping. Wherever we are, that's a place of worship. "To the Saivite Hindu all of life is sacred. All of life is religion."