Below is a 12-foot-long section of the Perimeter Wall for Iraivan Temple. In all, there are some 40 of these that make up the 485-foot-long wall.
Today in Bengaluru the team is working on carving of the pillar sections, the stones on the left and right in the photo below. They have brought a set of them into the sheds for doing the more ornamental work.
Also in this slideshow in the same shed the silpis are working on the two final stones of the Nandi Mandapam, which have small elephants near the bottom. These hand railings are on either side of the steps that a priest climbs to make offerings to Nandi and the balipeedam.
About 15 people visited the Los Angeles Zoo with Bodhinatha and the two swamis.
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