Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya

Om Namah Sivaya

 

Natural is it, for the love of the temple, to not only care for it, but to improve and embellish it. Below, we share images of the embellishment of Ribhu Rishi’s and Adi Sankars’a altars with arches, to match Sri Bhagavan’s arch in the Satsang Hall.

 

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First, Scott makes the template for the arches. . .

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. . . then cuts out the plywood.

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The plywood is screwed to the sheetrock and the sheetrock is cut out.

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Next, Scott and Ribhu smooth out the edges of the sheetrock making it ready for plaster.

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Scott and Sangeeta apply layers of plaster to cover the screw holes. Also applied, are edging strips to smooth out and protect the edges of the arches.

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After the plaster is dry, Scott sands it smooth.

Next, a texture is applied to the arches.

 

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Once the texture dries the arches are painted blue. Here, Scott and Sia paint the arches.

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Oops! Appa accidentally got painted, too!

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Beautiful! Now it is time to hang the arches.

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Scott paints the interior area of the arch.

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Now, Scott and Siva install the arch for Ribhu Rishi.

 

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Next, Aravind, Siva, and Scott install Adi Sankara’s arch.

 

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The arch is glued and also screwed to the wall.

 

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It appears Bhagavan’s arch now needs a fresh coat of paint to match the other two.

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Ribhu and Sia help with a little touch up.

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Installation is complete.

With gratitude!

Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya

Om Namah Sivaya

 

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