Work in India continues, not only on stones for Iraivan by a few other projects as well. Those who are familiar with the entrance to Kauai Aadheenam from the Kaholalele Road side know that we have a Vasana Daha Tantra burning urn at the Puakenekene Mandapam. We are approaching the installation of a granite archway soon and to go along with this is a new all granite urn for burning up things in the subconscious.
Stones that are not being used for Iraivan temple may be carved with modern tools. Here we are polishing with an electric grinder.
Hindus believe there is one Truth, we just all don't agree on the name and nature of God. To compare Hinduism with other religions, you need to ask the orthodox practioners what their beliefs are. For example, one Christian minister explained that he believes we are fallen beings, not inherently good and need to be redeemed or face eternal Hell. Hinduism believes the opposite: we are divine beings with instinctive, intellectual and intuitive natures. Everyone will eventually become a spiritual being and attain God realization. That is about as far apart as we can get in beliefs. There is really no way that the two can be compared.