Sunday, March 17, 2013

Steps in construction of a temple

1. Examining the land for its suitability for construction of temple.
2. Offering bali to the various deities and demons present in the land and taking over the land from them.
3.Ploughing of the land, sowing grains and legumes and allowing cows to graze when ready.
4.Ascertaining the directions and demarcating the plot based on vastu.
5.Making plans based on the principles of vastu.
6.Vastu bali
7.Keeping the garbhanyasa kalasha and laying the first bricks.
8.Constructing the foundation
9.Constructing the sanctum and the other parts of the temple.
10. Completing the construction and installation of the idol (including the sikhara/vimana)

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