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.
The letter "Ya" in the Panchakshara Mantra, Namasivaya, stands for the soul. Bodhinatha uses the Panchakshara Mantra to show how the soul is initially drawn by Siva's veiling grace, which leads the soul to maturity through experience in the world. Then comes Siva's revealing grace. When we've had enough of the world, Siva's grace pulls us toward God. The mantra also has the simple, two-syllable form. Si- Reflecting on God the Transcendent Absolute, Va-God as the All Pervading Consciousness