Another Bronze Nearing Completion

Today we received these photos from Bobby in Colorado. He has been the artist responsible for transforming Sculptor Holly Young's waxes, into beautiful bronze statues. This is the statue of the sipli at the forge. When completed it will join the statues of Gurudeva, Ganapati Stapati and the silpi sharpening a chisel, all of which are already at Kauai Aadheenam. The bronze is now ready to receive its patina, which will give it slight variations in colors.

Gifts for Kadavul – Getting Ready for Ardra

Many gifts are arriving from devotees all over the world in preparation for Ardra Darshanam, including homa herbs, spices and 108 gallons of organic milk for the abishekam.

The necklace is for the crystal lingam in front of Nataraja. It was a gift from a number of Malaysian devotees who pooled their resources to replace the current silver one with a gold one.

Quadcopter Aerial Test Footage of Iraivan Temple

The monastery is in the process of procuring and setting up a remote-controlled quadcopter with a video camera mounted on it to shoot detailed aerial footage of the monastery, Iraivan Temple, festival processions and such. This first test footage uses a temporary camera and did not employ a gyro and gimbal, which will allow the shooting of perfectly smooth footage, reminiscent of floating delicately around the scene and being able to pan, tilt and zoom during shooting. It was a fun test! Stay tuned for more refinements.

Iraivan Temple Update

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Nandi Mandapam and Making a Stone Chain

More photos from the Iraivan Carving site in India

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