Gilding Iraivan Began Today

We begin a new phase today and all attention is centered on the gold-leaf work at Iraivan. This morning at exactly 8 am, Bodhinatha applied the first piece of gold leaf to the end of the Rajagopuram.

Deva Rajan is on hand to help watch over the project. Here he talks to Yoginathaswami about some details of the work in progress.

The primer is has been put on

The work begins with the Rajagopuram. Sizing… a kind of special varnish, is applied.

Tandu Sivanathan and a young member of his family are present to watch.

Bodhinatha arrives.

Breaking the coconut.

He applies the first piece of gold.

A joyful moment and the culmination of several years of planning and fund raising for which we thank all the donors!

This gold will be tapped down more firmly after the sizing dries a bit more.

3 Responses to “Gilding Iraivan Began Today”

  1. Ananth says:

    All glories to Sri Bodhinatha …. Jai Gurudev !

  2. Nalini says:


    Aum Namah Sivaya!

  3. Sheela says:

    Thank you for the wonderful pictures of Bodhinatha. His joyous smile shines brighter than the gold on the Gopuram! Aum AUM

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