Iraivan: The Sacred Science of Ancient Traditions DVD
South Indian Temple Architecture and Sacred Space
A Documentary Film by Shankar Nathan
Filmed on location in India and at Kauai's Hindu Monastery in Hawaii, budding filmmaker Shankar Nathan takes you behind the scenes to reveal the magic and mystery of planning and constructing a Hindu temple. Amazing computer graphics and stunning cinematography fill this documentary with the vision of Gurudeva, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniysaswami, to build a traditional all-stone, crystal Shiva Lingam temple on the beautiful island of Kauai. This film takes you to the stone carving village in Bangalore, India where Vaastu architecture's foremost authority, V. Ganapati Sthapati, shares little known insights into the mystical science behind this ancient art form. Here you learn how crude granite stones are transformed into beautiful art forms, each with its own esoteric meaning and purpose. Step across the oceans to the Hawaiian Islands and Kauai's Hindu Monastery. Peek into the lives of the Hindu monks who oversee this daunting task of building the world's first all-stone temple outside of India. Mixed with comments by the monks and native Hawaiians, Shankar Nathan narrates this compelling story of a remarkable temple and the Hindu monastery behind its manifestation. 45 minutes, with 20 more of additional chapters, interviews, the Aloha Song by Larry Rivera and trailer.
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