This is a quick update of the continuous finishing work taking place on the external temple structure. Here you can see the corner peacock and side peacocks above their respective columns, and get an idea of the full effect that is manifesting. It’s a wonderful artistic mood that is developing.
Provided here is a look at one of the completed archways on the front wall before the entrance to the TOVP. The white marble is fully clad and sandstone arch in place, both ready for polishing. Above the archway is a completed window with its sandstone adornings.
Right now as we speak, the Main Dome Kalash manufacturing in Moscow, Russia is underway. This will be one of the three ‘Crown Jewels’ of the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium, matched only by the gold-plated Sudarshana Chakras that will go on top of each. The photo illustrates the current development and immense size of
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Exterior finishing work on the TOVP continues without interruption. In the last few weeks the following has been going on: Blue tile laying has begun on the small dome of the planetarium wing. Work is progressing rapidly and the tiles are now significantly prominent and can be seen from the main gate of the ISKCON
The second container from Moscow carrying the titanium nitride Chatris and Kalashes has arrived! The Kalashes were so well packed to the exact size of the inner container that it took not only the laborers, but also the manager’s help to unload it, and one hour to unpack just one box. The third and final
Work has recently begun on the temple columns’ exterior mock-up, a design which will be used on the columns all around the temple. In the image below you can see half the exterior mock-up as it goes around the main column structure. The final product will be made of two pieces which will wrap around
Here is a small update on the current activities that are going on in the TOVP. 1. We started making a full size sample of the wooden windows. This is the beginning of the frame around the windows, on the very top underneath the domes. All together there are 240 windows to cover, lots of
This first container from Moscow had come to Kolkata Port just 3 days ago and by the mercy of Sri Krsna and Srila Prabhupada the process of customs clearance took only 3 days! Today we were able to finish unloading and take a peak at the items. In this container arrived the first parts of