Stone Parrots, Stone Chains and Karna Koodu

Jai Ganesha!

This week we celebrate the installation of some of the final ornamental additions to Iraivan Temple's Nandi Mandapam. The silpis have completed the installation of the Karna Koodu, the twelve capstones that adorn the mandapam's roof. They've also installed the eight stone parrots that sit upon the corners of the roof. With all that completed, the silpis were then able to place the stone chains into their positions underneath the mandapam's eave. Aum.

5 Responses to “Stone Parrots, Stone Chains and Karna Koodu”

  1. Pethuraja says:


  2. Savtantar kumar says:

    Hi I am planning to visit the temple on 10/11/21 for 2 people ple let me know how can I book or it’s free or what time thanks

  3. admin says:

    Please email

  4. Natraj Narayanswami says:

    Om Namah Sivaya! How beautiful the mandapam is. Dear Swamis, would you please let us know what the chains signify and what they are for? I am just curious about their purpose in the overall architecture.

  5. Holly Young says:

    So beautiful!

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