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
"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."