Below is a 15-second timelapse of the gold gilding of the Kadavul Temple kodimaram. Weather made it hard to capture, but you can see the scaffolding, and glimpses of the priming and gold-leafing. Rains caused the team to put up a put up a tent that concealed most of the real work. A partial removal of the scaffolding is quickly discernable at the end.
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.