BY SIMHESWARA DASA
SEBERANG JAYA, PENANG - I was at the temple project site for the last week and had a series of meeting on many aspects of the project.
North East side of temple almost painted. Scaffolding removed
View of the temple from the North East before removal of scaffolding
We had discussions on paintwork, sound and acoustics, wiring for sound, sound systems, altar works and some adjustments on height of altar, purchasing of materials, granite selection for floor, deity dress designs, etc.
Sound and acoustics team in meeting
There is till much to do and time is ticking.
On rounds selecting Granite materials
We are happy that the Bhaktivedanta Cultural Centre devotees are in high speed in enrolling donors for the gold painted ornaments @RM108/** each. And on Gaura Purnima on well wisher pledged RM150,000/** donation.
Granite selected for temple floor
Mr. Peter Quest who came to volunteer at our farm is also helping with video work for temple project.
Herlinde from Belgium and Peter from England helping us in communications
Similarly many things are happening and we again appeal to you to also join us and consider helping in any way you can.
Well wishers visiting project site
Project vice chairman, Kalesa prabhu had taken leave for a few days and was with me at the site. Seems time is really the issue now. Mr. Tikendra Singh our sound & acoustics consultant was with us for a week to sort out pending issues.
Sound & Acoustic consultant Mr Tikendra (in blue) checking out air exhaust fan noise levels. Mr. Surinder Singh (in white shirt) is our Calcium Silicate board supplier
Granite works for floor is expected to begin early April and end middle May while ceiling installation will begin around May and end in June. We have yet to decide on lighting and this needs to be firmed up.
Amalaka in gold colour
Till then, please chant Hare Krishna and pray that we achieve our August 29, target which is 2 days before MERDEKA! (Independance Day)
Amalaka over glass dome
Chattris in front of temple
Granite installers at site
Dasavatara teak altars