Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji reviewed the carving of each Deity of the 108 Divya Desams. The architect team have taken the feedback from Swamiji and are incorporating them.

The team said, “Whenever Swamiji gives us any feedback, it not only improves our work at physical level, but it also transforms the attitude with which we do our work. The respect we have towards our duty multiplies because Swamiji appreciates the work and provides feedback in multiple levels – the external structure, the innate constitution and the resulting values for the world.

The presiding Deities of the 108 Divya Desams have inspired Ramanujacharya to lead a life that stood as an example for not one generation, but also past and future generations!

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Here’s a brief update on the progress of the construction:

  • The stone work of the innermost shrine (garbha gudi) of the 96 of the 108 Divya Desams is complete. The respective vima:na go:pura:s are under construction.

  • The carving of the presiding Deities of these temples has begun and is progressing well. Carefully chosen stone from the near by places of Kanchipuram is used for the Deities. The stone produces ghantanadam when beaten, and that is why the stone is called purusha sila. This is the best type of stone that can be used in the making of a Deity.

  • Sri Swamiji has been carefully examining the form and structure of the Deities with utmost attention since the beginning. Swamiji also tested and approved the steps leading to the innermost shrine.

  • Swamiji also played the role of an artisan and tried out the machinery and the way it works. The artisan team was amazed and were energised by Swamiji’s presence.

 

 

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Update from the Chief Architect, Sriman Prasadji
20th July 2019

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