Selvanathan Sthapati recently visited the worksite and he drew some exceptional ornamental designs. Here is the one for the kodungai stone -the sun shade stone of the Nandi Mandapam which he is working on.
Here is the final drawing.
Here is where it goes. To the left is the design he drew in his last visit for which he felt there was much scope of improvement and the one on the right is the final.
This are rough visual sketches done by Selvanathan Sthapati. This goes at the corners of the Kodungai stones.
The top view of the area of the new design addition. You can see a top section of a bird here roughly drawn.
And that’s our kili (parrot) design in its final form waiting for Bodhinatha's comments and approval.
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