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Bodhinatha On His Way Home

Bodhinatha and Shanmuganathaswami spent at day at Niagra Falls with Satish family and will be coming home tomorrow.

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, August 23rd.

Utharam Nandi Mandapam Beams for Iraivan

This is a ornamentation design on the bottom face of the utharam or the beam stone.

Stapathy Manikandan marking the design.

He is Manikandan, our supervisor who has been with us since inception of the Bangalore carving site.

Silpi Chelakannu continuing work after detail marking of this design.

Shtapati Selvanathan working on the ornamentation design on the top most part of the beam stone.

This is where it goes.

An another photo of the details of the drawing, an annapahu-bird, called in Tamil. This design is planned at as band of birds on the entire stretch of the beam top.

Archives are now available through 2001. Light colored days have no posts. 1998-2001 coming later.

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