Garbhagriham and Mukhamandapam

Stones for Courses 1 to 15

The Garbhagruham(sanctum sanctorum) and Mukhamandapam(sanctum) has 15 courses. A total of 453 stones amounting to 3121.10 cubic feet of white granite is needed. While some require ornamentation work, most of these stones are completed and ready to be shipped to Kauai, just as sculpted granite from South India sailed to the island of Java for Saivite temples in the 11th century. These carved stones will be assembled orderly, in its course one above the other, to house the Swambhu Crystal Sivalinga of Iraivan Temple.