Guru Chronicles Has Arrived!

Our first copies of the new book Guru Chronicles arrived today. Bodhinatha is the first to receive them.

The book is beautifully printed and even those who have been working on it for years are impressed to have it in their hands. With color artwork throughout, it is a master piece to be sure!

Get your copy today! Order now at

Today is the last day of our phase.
This edition of TAKA will remain posted
over our coming three-day retreat,
until Dvitiya Tithi, Sun One, Thursday, October 13th.


Visualizing Iraivan's Yeshti

This is the yesti stone from Darasuram Temple, a Chola temple near Tanjore, from which we have derived the current yesti for Nandi Mandapam.

This is the drawing on plywood which was done the last time Stapathi visited the worksite.

A full view of the yesti marked on tracing.

This is the front view of the yesti marked by Stapathi. The one on the left is the view that will be seen from the front. The two separate drawings on the right side is a split view of the front part and the back part. This was done to make it easy to carve, especially the temple which comes behind the elephant..

This is how the yesti stone will look finally part of Nandi Mandapam.

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