Monastery Twitter Updates for 2011-03-21

  • We just held a beautiful pada puja for Gurudeva in the temple on chitra nakshatra. Jai Gurudeva! #

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New Phase Begins

Another dynamic phase begins. Bodhianatha leaves for the Southwest on Sun Four.

Chitra Puja Day

Chitra puja was performed for Gurudeva today.

The kumbhas here arrayed, filled with precious substances for the abhishekam.

Sadhaka Nandinatha and Sadhaka Satya are the pujaris today.

Outside we have a picture of the Extreme SuperMoon. Well, almost, the actual perigee occured on the 19th.

During every orbit the point when the moon is closest to the earth is called “perigee,” which is an average distance of 364,397 kilometers.

On a longer cycle, our lunar sibling reaches the closest it every gets to earth, the super perigree. It occured on full Moon, the 19th — the moon was just 356,577 kilometers away from earth and visibly very much bigger than usual. The last time it was so close was in March, 1993.

Since perigee occured just a few degrees away from the full moon point, it gave us all a spectacular night of the supermoon.

Iraivan Stone Carving News from Bangalore

We have this update on the beautiful work being don on the stones for the Nandi Mandapam.

Here, Andiappan, is carving the intricate floral designs on the beamstone ( uttataram)

A close up view of the carvings in progress.

Sankaran working on the lower portion of the beamstone. The ornamental carving is different.

A closeup view of both the ornamental carvings.It gives a detailed carved beamstone. Ninety five percent of the major temples have plain beam stone

Silpi Shanmugam carving the beamstone

Silpi Iyyadorai working on the beamstone

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