Masterful Artisans Commence Work on Magnificent Temple Base

Temple Base or Adhisthana Under Construction

Masterful Artisans Commence Work on Magnificent Temple Base

Building A Glorious Temple Base to Uphold Radha Krishna’s New Divine Abode

 

Temple artisans commenced the installation of the elaborately designed adhisthana or temple base on the east side of the building.   Temple architects  to the base or adhisthana, in technical architectural terms is also called a plinth.

According to the Shilpa Shastras, the adhistana upholds the divine abode in all its glory as if on a raised pedestal.  It also serves to enhance the fortitude and strength of its unique spiritual character and acts as a force of protection.

Elaborate sculptor work will adorn the base all around the temple building perimeter. Over the course of many weeks, the artisans hand sculpted, cast, and finally installed hundreds of spectacularly ornate architectural stone elements of the temple base on the east side.

Believe it or not, although already  endowed with amazing artistry, these exquisite sculpture works will become even more  immeasurably beautiful once the artisans embellish their awe-inspiring masterpieces with color.

Beginning from the very bottom and working our way to the top, let us together imagine the  breathtaking beauty of the sculpture work with all the delicately painted beautiful colors!

First visualize the bottom of the temple base surrounded by a garland of ever white and fragant jasmine flowers.  We find this underlying base of purity in the sweetly fragrant selfless love and devotion of Shri Radha Krishna.

Next, we find a garland of rose petals — traditionally a symbol of true love and devotion.  These rose petals represent perfection and beauty in its purest form.  Also the rose blossoming from the muddy earth represents renewal and the triumph of the spirit and divine love over matter.

Standing out due to their larger size, we can see the divine pinkish lotus flower petals, a most auspicious symbol of purity, serenity, enlightenment and peace.

A garland of genda or auspicious calendula flowers with bright saffron petals and a brownish center follow the graceful and divine soft pink lotus flowers. This flower’s protective nature makes up for its less pleasant scent.

Calendula’s saffron color represents renunciation.  Hence we offer it to God as a symbol of surrender. With its erect stalk this flower also symbolizes trust in the divine and a will to overcome obstacles, and thus triumph of good over evil.

Above the calendula, we behold another garland of rose petals,  perhaps reminding us that only surrender of the self brings us closer to the Divine.

Now visualize beautiful light pink water lily petals above the rose petals adorning the next level of the temple base.  The water lily emerges from muddy waters.  Though it lies in the water, it never gets wet.  The lily stays untouched by the travails of the material world.

Above the water lily flower petals we can see the four-pointed pink flower of the clove tree with a hint of blue on its petals. These clove tree flowers alternate with delicately fragrant pure white jasmine flowers.

Next a ring of ornate elephants surround the temple.  The artisans chose the elephants because they represent the strongest living form in creation, to symbolize the strength upon which the temple is based.

The artisans adorned the elephants with a strings of pure white pearls and small golden bells.  They covered the elephant  with a richly decorative reddish cloth lined with gold and string of large golden bells and white pearls near its tail.  An ornate gold-laced cloth covers the elephant’s head. A gold ring glistens on each of its tusks.

Hear the bells of the elephant ring, reminding us of their powerful spiritual example.   We are reminded of their steadfast obedience, calmness, and mental strength.  Their large ears inspire us to hear more than we speak.  Their mental strength inspires us to become equally unstoppable on the path to reach God.

Finally, we find native sunflowers above the elephants on the adhisthana or base.  These flowers, along with many other native varieties,  appeared on the scene after the groundbreaking ceremonies.

Obviously, these radiant flowers came yearning for darshan of beloved Shri Radha Krishna,  The artisans sculpted this memory into the very top of the temple base.

The Radha Krishna Temple will serve as quite a unique landmark.  It eagerly reminds us of the internal beauty and bliss of connecting with the Divine.  We invite you to help manifest all this divine beauty and inspiration.  Please support the temple construction.  Visit the Radha Krishna Temple website to learn how you can leave your mark at http://www.radhakrishnatemple.net


Temple Base Work Commenced by Artisans

 


Temple Base Elephants

 

Temple Base Calendula Flowers

 

Temple Base Lotus Petals

 

Temple Base Clove Tree and Jasmine Flowers

 

 

 

Temple Base Under Construction by Artisans





 

29 Comments
  • Tapan kumar
    Posted at 06:24h, 02 April Reply

    world greatest design. radhe radhe

  • Manorama Das
    Posted at 08:43h, 02 April Reply

    Really its amazing artistry.

  • Sushanta Kumar Mohanty
    Posted at 08:50h, 02 April Reply

    Very magnificent design, Unbelievable such a beautiful sculpture work can be done at Dallas. It is definitely the blessings of Hari Guru.

  • Annapurna das
    Posted at 08:51h, 02 April Reply

    This greatest desine symbols of selfless love, parity, enlightenment, Peace etc really that a Awsome design…..

  • jhansi
    Posted at 11:24h, 02 April Reply

    Being born in india, was fortunate enough to visit many temples. But never ever in my life i realized the importance of its architecture. I thank you for the article in such a simple language.

  • Tulasi sahu
    Posted at 09:59h, 03 April Reply

    Radhe Radhe.wow! a beautiful design .

  • Soundarya
    Posted at 07:46h, 04 April Reply

    This is so so wonderful. The designs and precision. Bringing back the indian cultural design works. This temple will be a spiritual hub for the future generations to come. Long live the bhakti in hearts of people of US. This temple will be an amazing place for culture heritage and bhakti.

  • Sushanta Kumar Mohanty
    Posted at 10:14h, 06 April Reply

    Really amazing. By the grace of Hari Guru such type of artistry is possible.

  • sanjay
    Posted at 03:50h, 07 April Reply

    very nice

  • Babita Ram
    Posted at 09:43h, 07 April Reply

    It’s our fortune to see the gradual progression of the building of divine abode for Radha Krishna. Beautiful artworks amazingly described by the author on the service of the lord.

  • Radhe Premi
    Posted at 15:22h, 07 April Reply

    The author has nicely explained the importance of each and every item in the building of temple. Looking forward to visit temple soon.

  • subhrajit tripathy
    Posted at 03:56h, 09 April Reply

    vry nice temple ,shree radhey

  • PURNA CHANDRA BRAHMA
    Posted at 08:00h, 09 April Reply

    Conquering and Vibrant work!
    Radhey Radhey!

  • Smita
    Posted at 17:10h, 09 April Reply

    So beautiful and artistic!

  • Pankajini mishra
    Posted at 22:22h, 10 April Reply

    Wow wonderful…. Radhey Radhey

  • Unnati Acharya
    Posted at 03:24h, 11 April Reply

    Very beautiful…

  • Deepak Kumar Mohanty
    Posted at 12:33h, 11 April Reply

    Most beautiful Design … Or shining All are pillars …. Really Great … Jagadguru Sri Kripalu Ji maharaj ki jay ….

    Shri Radhey…… .

  • Nidhi Acharya
    Posted at 10:09h, 14 April Reply

    Radhey Radhey

  • Lipi Das
    Posted at 07:34h, 17 April Reply

    This temple will be an amazing place for bhakti for Satsangies outside.

  • Lipi Das
    Posted at 04:17h, 20 April Reply

    Really amazing.Radhey Radhey

  • Dilip
    Posted at 10:51h, 20 April Reply

    It’s nice to find another temple of Radha Krishna being constructed here.

  • Santosh Taneja
    Posted at 23:14h, 20 April Reply

    Beautiful art work. Feeling blessed and proud to be a part of JKYOG team and eagerly waiting for that day when I will be sitting in this Devine abode to enjoy the blessing of Radhe Krishna!!.

  • Sushanta Kumar Mohanty
    Posted at 11:04h, 21 April Reply

    Beautiful art work. Dream I would be there when the inaugural ceremony takes place.

  • Pankajini mishra
    Posted at 09:36h, 23 April Reply

    Awesome design Radhey Radhey

  • Tulasi sahu
    Posted at 07:48h, 24 April Reply

    Really wonderful job.Radhe Radhe

  • Sushanta Kumar Mohanty
    Posted at 11:55h, 24 April Reply

    Radhe Radhe. It’s very beautiful design by the grace of Hari Guru.

  • AMIT KUMAR PRADHAN
    Posted at 10:25h, 28 April Reply

    beautiful design .. Really very Nice ..

  • Meena
    Posted at 04:09h, 30 April Reply

    Each and every piece of art work is so elaboratively explained;the significance of choosing each design is so well expllained that we can imagine what a masterpiece is taking its shape. Looking forward to the inoguration……
    Radhey Radhey!

  • radhika prajapati
    Posted at 01:00h, 04 May Reply

    Really very beautiful…

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