This is the yesti stone from Darasuram Temple, a Chola temple near Tanjore, from which we have derived the current yesti for Nandi Mandapam.
This is the drawing on plywood which was done the last time Stapathi visited the worksite.
A full view of the yesti marked on tracing.
This is the front view of the yesti marked by Stapathi.
The one on the left is the view that will be seen from the front.
The two separate drawings on the right side is a split view of the front part and the back part. This was done to make it easy to carve, especially the temple which comes behind the elephant..
This is how the yesti stone will look finally part of Nandi Mandapam.
"Temples with multiple deities can be confusing, especially for today's Hindu youth. For clarity, we need to bring forward a more precise understanding of the different Hindu denominations and how the different Gods are viewed from within each denomination. For spiritual advancement it is best to focus on one deity and get to the vibration that deity. When we hear teachings from various Hindus, it is important to understand and identify which denomination they are speaking from. This will avert confusion when that teaching gets contradicted in a different context where someone is talking about the same subject but from a different philosophical background."
Bodhinatha reviews the main characteristic of Saivite philosophy and practice with an indepth focus on the four stages of religions evolution, chariya, kriya, yoga and jnana. He highlights how this shows that Saiva Siddhanta is unique and quite from the modern practice of Hinduism as Vedanta