The professional gilding group at work with Deva Rajan atop the Kodimaram of the Kadavul Temple.
Mission accomplished -- they all pose with Sivakatirwami who is on vigil in the temple today, at the base of the Kodimaram.
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Gilder's Studio team pose for a final photo. Left to right: Michael Kramer, Lisa DaSilva, Jill London, Dennis DaSilva. Today was their last day having completed all of the gilding of the Capstone, Chinna Gopurams and Raja Gopurams of the Iraivan Temple.
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