Landscaping for Iraivan

The swamis met under a holy Rudraksha tree with Martin Mosco and Pradeep Chand, mapping strategies for stockpiling large boulders for Iraivan landscaping.

The rocks are so heavy, it requires us to strengthening the entry road to handle 80-ton trucks (stone and trailer combined), and we have to widen the road in two places for these big rigs. Two special ramps will be constructed by Pradeep for safe offloading of boulders. Lots of talk about rigging, safety, stone care and handling. Great session. 

Pradeep is immersed in a water department project for two weeks, then will orchestrate the test runs. 

Martin is continuing the model making for Rishi Valley and the main waterfall. He has commissioned me to find a way to put in two footings in the marsh for a little bridge that takes pilgrims past the waterfall. Herewith photos from the meeting just ended and my latest ontological quip:

In life: Nothing is misshapen, mishappening, mistaken, mistimed, misguided, mismanaged, miscarried, misplaced or missing.

6 Responses to “Landscaping for Iraivan”

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  3. Tiru Adi Srikantha says:

    Love Martin’s “Buddhist Hawaiian Gothic” look, and of course the design looks exciting. I’ll be ready to help when the time comes right with some more Sivahondu.

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  6. Gayatri Rajan says:

    It was delightful to hear Raj Narayan read the Guru Chronicles. How wonderful that he is a Tamil speaker! It was a treat to hear the Tamil words spoken so beautifully. Congratulations also on the new sawmill. And, most of all, Thank You for the gift of Sri Mutthukulam’s renderings of Gurudeva’s visions of Iraivan Temple. Such a feast!
    Most grateful and humble pranams to you all.

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