Master Course student, Thushyanthan Amritalingam from Calgary, works in IT but otherwise is a top-notch photographer. He also takes photos into Adobe Lightroom and retouches them. We could not resist sharing with you this amazing series. He has taken color photos and turned many of them into sepia or black and white images. The effect is amazing.
Here is Tiruvalluvar at the Banyan Mandapam display area.
Silpis at work.
Inside Iraivan temple.
We put up the whole collection as a slideshow, along with one of our favorite Natchintanai: Engal Gurunathan by Pon Sundaralingam.
Aum Namah Sivaya!
Absolutely beautiful pictures, I felt as If I were transported to Kauai Aadheenam.
Great Job Thushyanthan Amritalingam!Thank you!
also what a wonderful rendition of Engal Gurunathan…
By the way where can I find this version by Pon Sundaralingam?
I think that if these were to be made available as photographs, framed or not, in the store that they would sell like hotcakes. ESP the bleached out ones. I’d buy one in a heartbeat…ESP if I knew the profit was going into the building fund (hint, hint 🙂
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