The TOVP management team went on site and gave approval for the production of GRC (Glass Reinforced Concrete) molds to begin. At the moment we are focusing on 4 different areas where the GRC molds will be used; the 24 Kalash brackets, the Chatri ribs, the 7 meters utility floor columns, and main base cornice
Sandstone is a material that will meet the required standards of strength and aesthetics for some of the TOVP construction. Decorative sandstone units will enclose the two base floors of the Temple. Each unit in pink sandstone will be comprised of a framework, a jali, and an arch at the top flanked by two columns
This past week Vilasini, Head Architect for the TOVP, and Parvata Muni visited the fabrication plant of McCoy Industries. A full size mock-up of a section of the Kalash was to be shown. This mock-up is made from polished stainless steel coated with titanium nitride, and from this we will determine which fabrication methods will
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By definition, a “coffer” is a sunken panel in a ceiling. The inside of the inner domes, main dome and Lord Nrsimhadeva’s, will have a coffered ceiling. Below we can see a full size prototype of the ceiling segment. The segments will be made of ALLOY, which is a very light mixture of metals. This
The Temple of the Vedic Planetarium is named as such because within its main dome it will house a 3-dimensional, moving model of the universe according to the Vedic scriptures. This explanation describes the planetary systems and all the universal contents to be in the shape of an incredible chandelier.
A new phase in the temple construction has begun and some very important events have taken place. Production of GRC (glass-fiber reinforced concrete) After a lot of work and research, the production of the GRC has finally started in our temporary workshop. As the new workshop is almost ready, we will be able to make
Muted tones of sandstone will be used at the foot of the temple as a symbol of strength, shouldering the weight of the temple. The subtle beauty of the Sandstone will wrap the base of the temple all around, inspiring a contemplative mood in the pilgrims as they view the beautiful carvings along the parikrama.
The amazing murtis pictured here are mockups of the 8 demigods that will overlook Lord Nrsimhadeva’s altar, offering prayers as described in Srimad Bhagavatam. The mockups are 2 ft. tall, but the size of the actual murtis when finished will be an astounding 9.8 feet! On the second level of the altar, the railings between
The making of the acharya murtis is a procedure that requires several steps: Step 1 First, a clay model of the acharya is made based on shastric descriptions and certain known poses that distinguish him from the other acharyas. Step 2 Second, a silicone rubber mold is created. Using a custom special home-made spray gun