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Old October 9th, 2010, 06:02 AM   #221
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Akshardham is a masterpiece, an accomplishment so grand that I have no words.
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Old October 11th, 2010, 10:59 PM   #222
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Sri Krishna temple in West Bromwich, England inaugurated on 30th August


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/alberts...82107/sizes/l/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/albertsbite/5064479273/


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/albertsbite/5064480165/
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Old October 12th, 2010, 01:50 AM   #223
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^Couple more:


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/hisgett...49758/sizes/l/
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Old October 16th, 2010, 10:05 PM   #224
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Hindu monastery u/c in Kauai, Hawaii built in typical Tamil style. Carved entirely from Indian Granite

http://picasaweb.google.com/nkbohrer/HinduTempleKauai#






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Old October 17th, 2010, 01:06 AM   #225
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^Same temple: Hand-carved Granite capstone covered with gold sheets:

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Old October 17th, 2010, 09:44 PM   #226
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Small temple in Bhopalgarh, Rajasthan (dates from 2005 so must be complete by now)


http://www.flickr.com/photos/28573683@N07/2676903218/
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Old October 18th, 2010, 11:06 PM   #227
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Really excellent photos and i cold like only Madurai meenakshi Amman temple.
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Old October 20th, 2010, 06:19 PM   #228
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Hindu monastery u/c in Kauai, Hawaii built in typical Tamil style. Carved entirely from Indian Granite
Most of the sculpting work was done in Tamil Nadu but here you can see on-site sculptors (probably brought over temporarily from India) doing some minor work:





Video (Skip to 1:00 to avoid the religious stuff)

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Old October 29th, 2010, 09:29 PM   #229
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More of this one. It's pretty massive...


http://picasaweb.google.com/nahardhe...75947110326946








http://picasaweb.google.com/sltamrak...81048474503122

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Old October 31st, 2010, 01:43 PM   #230
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New Ganesh temple in Shegaon, Maharashtra


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Carved stone window "Jaali"

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Old October 31st, 2010, 02:01 PM   #231
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Temple Gate:



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Old November 2nd, 2010, 08:41 AM   #232
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i like old struction
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Old November 7th, 2010, 12:28 PM   #233
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Shri Simandhar Swami temple in Mehsana, Gujarat


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Old November 12th, 2010, 04:42 AM   #234
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Swaminarayan Temple, Mehsana, Gujarat
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Old November 15th, 2010, 03:13 PM   #235
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Antwerp, Belgium, Jain temple u/c for the Indian community:



While all these temples are very nice, I do feel they lack a certain link to modern times.
This one is complete:


http://www.flickr.com/photos/gafpa/5067831463/
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Old November 17th, 2010, 01:48 AM   #236
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Swananda Hoysala Heritage Temple Complex is being constructed near Bangalore, Karnataka. The temple will revive Hoysala temple architecture .

Here are some drawings:







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Old November 20th, 2010, 03:42 AM   #237
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New Jain temple u/c in Jirawala, Rajasthan

Model:

http://picasaweb.google.com/payal.s5...46604401106402

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http://picasaweb.google.com/swetag/P...97860076336834
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Old November 26th, 2010, 11:39 PM   #238
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Temple U/C in Bhadara, Gujarat, India

Source: http://picasaweb.google.com/swastik1...dirUnderConst#



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This temple has been completed:
Landscaping etc. is complete:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tailorm...269845/?page=2












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Old January 1st, 2011, 02:39 AM   #239
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Hindu monastery u/c in Kauai, Hawaii built in typical Tamil style. Carved entirely from Indian Granite
More of this one:


http://www.flickr.com/photos/globale...05472/sizes/l/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/juliagu...00274/sizes/l/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/juliagu...90059/sizes/l/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/robr/5030048994/sizes/l/
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“The foundation of individual rights is the assumption that people have wants and needs and are authorities on what those wants and needs are. If people's stated desires were just some kind of erasable inscription or reprogrammable brainwashing, any atrocity could be justified.”

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Old January 8th, 2011, 01:26 PM   #240
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Sawariya Seth Temple, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan (u/c)

(The details on the pink sandstone spire have not been carved)


http://picasaweb.google.com/yash53sk...31340336734178
The Shikhara is complete(Dec 2010):
http://picasaweb.google.com/prvanshi...78066954280338


http://picasaweb.google.com/11150559.../Chittaurgarh#


Work on the grounds is going on:



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“The foundation of individual rights is the assumption that people have wants and needs and are authorities on what those wants and needs are. If people's stated desires were just some kind of erasable inscription or reprogrammable brainwashing, any atrocity could be justified.”

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