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.
No Responses to “Iraivan's Nandi Mandapam Kondugai”
Within our Saiva Siddhanta Holy Scriptures the Saiva Agamas explain the basis of temple ceremonies and worship plus yoga and jnana. The Tirukural was considered by Gurudeva to be "the most accessible and relevant sacred text." In it are practical and helpful guidelines for our conduct in every day life. The point of family life is to gain steady improvement, forever, in self control in the midst of responsibilities in the fulfillment of family dharma. Meanwhile, not taking detachment too far but taking it in the sense of spiritually looking for happiness, not outside in other people or possessions, the world, but inside ourselves and then sharing it with family and friends. "We regard the writings of our satgurus as scripture."
Path to Siva, Lesson 20
Tirukural, Introduction and Contents
Tirukural, Chapter 15 Possession of Self-Control
"The temple enables us to feel the presence of God, Gods and devas." We use our inner eyes to see what's going on in the temple, the three worlds. In the temple we're being good dvaitists in the dimfi perspective, focused in bhakti upon God Siva. In meditation we're monists, in the shumif perspective. We claim our oneness with Siva, Sivoham, I am Siva. In surrender, shrinking the ego through devotion, we have a realization that we're not the doer, that Siva is doing it all. Siva's energy comes through our soul.