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Sun Five

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Today is the last day of our phase.
This edition of TAKA will remain posted
over our coming two-day retreat,
until Ekadasi Tithi, Sun One, Friday, January 28th.

Monthly Chitra Puja

In the Guru Peedam, Yogaswami sits in silence….

Sadhaka Nandinatha and Sadhaka Satyanatha perform the puja today.

Arati after the yogurt abhishekam.

Rishi Thondunatha visits Malaysia (Iraivan Illam)

Malaysian devotees were extremely honored to have Rishi Thondunathan and his mother at Iraivan Illam last Sunday.

Rishi Thondunathan is serving the Sri Lankan Tamil community by teaching religious and cultural concepts at summer camps and retreats for children, and comforting the elderly and needy in their homes, as well as hospitals and care facilities. Thondunathan also continues to travel to Sri Lanka periodically to supervise innovations to the Kottam's services as well as visiting and providing services to various orphanages and schools in Sri Lanka.

Rishi Thondunatha and his mother were honored by our most known and respected devotee,"Aunt Sanskrit".

Rishi Thondunatha shared many inspiring stories of our Guru Parampara…

Ardent listeners were inspired by his stories of Kadaitswami..Chellappaswami..Yogaswami..and Gurudeva..

We were blessed to be given vibhuti prasadam by his mother.

One of the Sunday Class students were lucky enough to celebrate his birthday in presence on Rishi Thondunatha..

Jai to our Guru Parampara!!!

Iraivan, Nandi Mandapam, Vylan Vari

More photos from Bangalore. Today we show you work on the vylan vari course which runs along the top of the roof on top of the sunshade stones.

Silpi Segar carving the stone. Observe the markings on the right at the end of the stone. These are master guides which the silpis need to follow very carefully while carving all across the length of the beam

Silpi Muthusamy at work

Silpi Somu is smoothening the surface of the inner course.

Silpi Raman is also working on this course.

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