(6 Apr '00)
On April 6th the Gopura-Stuptika Pratishtapana ceremony was performed at Amritapuri ashram, and the main meditation dome, which is the highest point of the temple building, received a sacred Stupika (a pointed metallic apex vessel). The side domes also received smaller Stupikas.
According to the ashram astrologer, this is the first auspicious period since the temple was built. The installation was carried out for the benefit of the ashram and its relation to the world.
The architecture of religious buildings are symbolic. At the mundane level there is diversity. But at the pinnacle, culminating in unity the building merges in space, where it finds synchronocity with nature.