Bronze panels have been a imaginative and prescient within the making for years, principally hidden from curious TAKA eyes. We did see Holly Younger at work on the bas-relief sculptures over the past yr or two, however then all of it disappeared into the metallic workshops in Loveland, Colorado. Lately we reported on the arrival of two crates holding 20 of the completed artworks.

They’re now being put in on the perimeter wall, 35 of them in all, measuring 14″ by 47.” Gurudeva envisioned them as a library in bronze, simply because the granite pillars had been known as by him “A library in stone.” The panels include the essential data a future pilgrim (or group of archeologists) want to know: the historical past of the temple, from imaginative and prescient to chisel; the founder and architect; the easy expertise used; the story of Mahalingesvara, the holy swayambhu spatika lingam; the monastery and its Satguru and monks; the philosophy of Saiva Siddhanta represented by the temple; the scriptures and beliefs in a number of languages, and extra.

It’s immensely rewarding after a lot effort to see the panels in place, including one other layer of grace and meaningfulness to Iraivan’s already infinite goodness. There are extra panels to be put in within the days forward as an unusually competent group drills and installs the bronzes. As we speak’s slideshow exhibits the method intimately. Jai Gurudeva!

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