Siva the Divine Manifestation

The photo of Sadasiva you see here is not a photo at all. It is a 3-D digital image, part of a remarkable process that has been happening for over a year. So remarkable, auspicious and miraculous, in fact, that it has been awarded the 2018 Monks' Superlative Achievement Award for Amazing and Awesome Accomplishments. Not an award we give lightly.

In sum, this image was scanned from a small, 14" tall sculpture lovingly envisioned and crafted by two long-term supporters of Gurudeva's work and the monastery and its magical spaces. The small statue is called a maquette in the art world, a diminutive version of what will eventually be a larger work.

The miniature (which has as you see astounding detail for its size) was scanned with state-of-the-art technology as the slideshow reveals. It will be scaled up to 54" tall and then a 3-D printer will slowly build the sculpture at the final size. That will be fine-tuned by the artist and a mold made for casting the sculpture in bronze. It takes dozens of skilled artisans to bring such a master work into manifestation.

It is to be a gift to Siva's Sacred Garden and will ultimately be shipped to the monastery for installation and for all future pilgrims to encounter this most mystical and mysterious form of the Divine. Indeed, there may be no image of God with such profound meanings.

If you want to explore the full depth of Sadasiva, you can find it here at the Hinduism Today website where we did a major story on this traditional form.


The highly-illustrated PDF with all the amazing art and charts can be downloaded here

Meanwhile, join us in putting our palms together in gratitude to the couple who is creating it, and enjoy more about Sadasiva in the following slideshow. Aum Namasivaya!


6 Responses to “Siva the Divine Manifestation”

  1. Sheela says:

    Wow … truly amazing!! Yes, much gratitude and many pranams to the couple and ALL who are woring to acheive this piece of beauty … Infinite love and eternal gratitude … Aum AUM

  2. Shiv says:

    Wow

  3. Lynda mcclanahan says:

    There is a lot of power in being able to walk completely around the image while always remaining within the gaze of the divine.

  4. Rajendra Giri says:

    Great Art work. Thanks for sharing.
    Aum Namah Shivaya!

  5. lutcheemee Curpen says:

    Thank you for bringing Sadasiva to manifestation. Aum Namasivaya!

  6. Louise Grace says:

    This sculpture is absolutely breath taking! Can you share the artsis name with us?

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