Golden Guardian. With fierce visage and sharp fangs this creature looks out upon the temple compound, providing psychic protection.
Today the guilders, under the expert guidance of artisan Michael Kramer, continued gold leafing the giant stone that sits atop the entry tower.
From the roof one sees Rishi Valley and just beyond the flagpole representing hindu dharma.
The main vimanam will be next. It is covered with plastic today to keep it clean.
After the gold work is completed, this roof will be covered with several layers, and on top a thin sheet of copper. It will be quite a site from the air, and helicopters already come near to take a peek. Someone in jest suggested we put a giant word on top: WWW.GURUDEVA.ORG
Lord Siva is the Supreme Being of the universe, not one of many gods. To Saivites Siva is the supreme being; to Vaishnavites Vishnu is the supreme being. The soul starts with experiencing the world. On one side the soul is pulled by veiling grace toward the world. On the inside the soul is pulled by revealing grace toward God. Resolving karma, maturing in the world, fulfilling dharma, we move toward imperturbability, realization, moksha.