More photos from Bangalore. Today we show you work on the vylan vari course which runs along the top of the roof on top of the sunshade stones.
Silpi Segar carving the stone. Observe the markings on the right at the end of the stone. These are master guides which the silpis need to follow very carefully while carving all across the length of the beam
Silpi Muthusamy at work
Silpi Somu is smoothening the surface of the inner course.
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