Iraivan's Nandi Mandapam Yesti Stones

Here is Selvanathan Sthapati visualizing the Nandi Mandapam steps Yesti Stone.

Yesti stones flank the sides of the steps in the traditional temple architecture.

Basically they act as a barricade at the sides of the stone steps and also as a kaipidi wall a piece of small wall that serves as a railing we hold to get down the steps.

Here is sthapati composing an elephant based yesti design.

More detailing….endless corrections.

Ageless tools and experienced technique.

And finally a composition ready for the stewards approval. If everything goes well, we will have a cement model made and then carving starts.


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  1. Nandikesh says:

    It might be worth considering keeping some of these drawings for a museum-style exhibit in the future! Nobody draws much anymore since the advent of CAD

    Aum aum aum

    Nandikesh

  2. Sarasvathi Iswarapatham says:

    om Sivaya
    Very talented.

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