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

A Look at a few Beautiful Hindu Temples

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