Sun Three

Sun Three was another beautiful quiet day at the monastery. Peace abounding.

Things are happening though, all around us. The new Minimela work continues vigorously.

Kulapati Deva Rajan is here managing all the arrangements for the installation of Iraivan hi-tech water-proof roofing system which we will tell you more about as it comes together.

The Siddhidata Kulam continues to work hard as usually supporting the temple work and getting ready for a stone life in the next day or so.

The Ganapati Kulam is very focused on the final hours of editorial work on Hinduism Today April 2009 issues.

Things are quiet on the surface but all are busy as bees.

Tools of Iraivan

When one looks at this beautiful temple, it is amazing to think that it was carved and assembled put together with such simple tools. Of course there is the crane and the forklift but the rest is done with nothing but hammer, chisels and simple measuring and alignment tools.

Iraivan in Evening Light

Some views from around the base of Iraivan. Here are stone padmas which will go on the hand railing later on, protected by the coconut latex packing material used for shipping stones.

Unlike like the golden hues of the dawn that show up on the east side of the temple, the later afternoon light is brighter and whiter as it lights up the west side of Iraivan from the side.

Here we are looking at the back of the main sanctum through the lion pillars of the north end.

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