Hanuman Coming Back Together: CHAPTER SIX
Once all of the 65 metal pieces are cast, they return to Page Bronze for welding together. It is the job of Bobby Page to do this so perfectly that no one can see where the seams once were.
But first he has to make an armature. This is a framework that will support the statue, which is as we know by now almost entirely empty inside. Bobby used 3" stainless steel pipe for this, making a super-strong structural frame to which the statue will be connected. In the slideshow we show some of this armature.
Piece by piece, Bobby welded the metal sections together, with Gurudeva's photo watching from his workbench just 25 feet away. Every week Bobby sent the monastery some visual updates showing the progress.
One of the questions the monks had was whether the 200-pound model of Iraivan could be held in Hanuman's left hand, or if it would be too heavy. So Bobby's apprentice, Chris, did a test, as the photos reveal.
Bobby completed the welding in early July, just in time for Chapter Seven of our Hanuman's Tail, we mean Tale.
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July 14th, 2018 at 1:20 am
Such a wonderful demonstration of “all is happening is for the good”. The regenerated Hanuman is arguably more resplendent than the original. Thank you for this inspiring teaching. Also had a good laugh at “CAT 5 Hurricane?…..No Problem! Nandri
July 14th, 2018 at 2:04 am
What energy he exudes.
July 14th, 2018 at 4:56 am
July 14th, 2018 at 9:23 am
Incredible! What an amazing story to sing to future generations..
Kudos to the artisans. Thank you for sharing. Looking forward to seeing Hanuman in Kauai Aadheenam..
July 14th, 2018 at 6:28 pm
Jai Hanuman Ji!
July 15th, 2018 at 6:12 pm
To have been in the audience of that great Being we called Gurudeva is the endless wonder of our life. Then to witness those who took His teachings, who absorbed those teachings and put them into action is another miracle on earth – for how many gems from these great Siva Gurus hit the ground when no one can or is willing to pick them up and put them to practice. What could have been a disaster, an unmitigated disaster has been transformed into something so sublime it takes your breath away . . . literally takes your breath away by our monks. It speaks of the rebirth of all of us who when we trip and stumble and see no future, Gurudeva is standing there insisting as he did so many times “Get up . . . keep moving up that mountain no matter how difficult it looks right now.”
July 17th, 2018 at 12:09 am
Jai Hanuman ji. I am looking forward seeing His magnificence soon. What a wonderful experience to see this journey to bring Hanuman ji back to us in bronze. Aum Shanti.
July 17th, 2018 at 2:58 pm
Jai Hanunam! Mikka Nandri for sharing the story behind this resplendent Hanuman and the special link Anjaneya has with Iraivan temple.