Sun Six, End of Phase

It’s the end of our six-day phase. Everything is moving well on all fronts at Kauai Aadheenam and our missions around the world.

Today is the last day of our phase.
This edition of TAKA will remain posted
over our coming two-day retreat,
until Dasami Tithi, Sun One, Tuesday, July 6th.

Selvanathan Sthapati Pins Down the Center of the Universe

We are blessed to have our chief architect here on site with us for a few days: Selvanathan Sthapati. He is working with Yoginathaswami and the silpis laying out the Nandi Mandapam work in detail.

Earlier today and yesterday, Sthapati and Yoginathaswami put in time to re-discover the center of the universe.

By this we mean the center line of Iraivan temple. This had been marked long before but with the roof on, and all the floor completed and scaffolding removed, Sthapati wanted to check and re-check, to ensure that Nandi and the Kodimaram would be precisely aligned with the inner sanctum.

Here is the center line marked on the threshold of the main entrance.

Proceeding inward, the line is marked on 2 by 4 spanners.

You can see a small mark there in on the floor tile in front of the sanctum steps.

Another mark on the steps themselves.

On the threshold of the main sanctum doorway.

And, finally, the most important marking of all has been made at the back wall of the inner sanctum.

This has been actually carved a bit into the stone so that we do not have to go search again later.

It is always good to keep track of the center of the universe, once you have found it!

back outside we see the outlines of the Nandi Mandapam.

In the center the pit has been dig completely through the compacted gravel into the earth. Here is where the Kodimaram will be connected directly to the ground underneath the cement foundation.

Yogi Jothinatha's E-News Outreach

If you enjoy news of our Monastery’s work, then you’ll want to read the several newsletters that we regularly send out. Here, Yogi Jothinatha shows the latest Hinduism Today Production Fund newsletter he created and sent out just a few days ago. It gives news of one of our key HHE endowments: the Hinduism Today Production Fund, which we are all counting on to keep Hinduism Today ever growing in quality and reach. You may subscribe to this and other newsletters here. . And you can donate to the fund here.

Siddhidata Kulam Working on New Fence Line

The Siddhidata Kulam is loading up to head out to the far side of the property with two chainsaws to clear a path through the forest to set up a fence along the northwest edge of San Marga. This is part of a big plan to try to control the wild boar which are steadily growing in population. They love to dig up all the beautiful landscape!

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