Chaityagriha dome on the Dwarkamai

The dome over Swami’s samadhi is similar to the Buddhist and Jain vihara (dome). What is the significance of this shape in the overall engineering of this power object? Maybe it is significant that a traditional chaityagriha dome contains below it the altar within which the ‘gold’ or ‘golden man’ is placed. Interesting that Sri Kaleshwar specified in writing exactly where his samadhi should be. It is exactly under the chaityagriha vihara (dome). These are the only written instructions that I’m aware of regarding the Dwarkamai. Is the hole within the dome-ceiling a vaastu defect as Sri Kaleshwar once said?  He challenged us one time to ‘fix it.’ But we have to recognize the energy mechanics he pre-configured.  It is interesting to note the North-South alignment is female energy.  The dome over the Divine Mother is aligned East-West, or male energy. There’s a lot to this story. I hope to have the report done soon. More reading here:

Dwarkamai East elevation

Dwarkamai East elevation


About Eric Hamilton

I'm part of a great group of people teaching Vaastu online and in workshops through Vaastu Academy. We also have a design, build and consulting studio that provides architecture that is conscious of our inherent connection to nature. We like people. Vaastu has been described as "yoga for your home."
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4 Responses to Chaityagriha dome on the Dwarkamai

  1. Janice says:

    Thank you Eric, that is fascinating!

  2. Dear Eric , In the symbolism of the temple, the sanctum is viewed as the head; and right on top of the head is the passage through which the currents of life ascend to the tower through this stone slab.

    The Kalasha placed on top of the Vimana is not imbedded into the structure by any packing it with mortar or cement. It is, in fact, placed in position by a hollow rod that juts out of the centre of the tower and runs through the vase, the Kalasha.

    One of the explanations is the hallow tube represents the central channel of energy the Shushumna that connects to the Sahasra, the seat of consciousness, through the Brahma randra. This is completes the analogy of the temple to the purusha ot to the human form.

    As regards a “golden person “inside the Kalasha It appears, ( so I have heard) the Kalasha, the pot, has an important hidden component, the golden person (suvarna purusha) who is regarded the personification of the temple-spirit. The belly of the Kalasha contains a tiny cot made of silver, copper or sandal; over which is laid a soft feather mattress. A tiny golden icon holding a lotus flower and a triple flag rests on that cot. Four tiny pots made of gold, silver or copper containing consecrated water are placed on the four sides of the cot. There is also a tiny pot of ghee near the cot. This entire procedure of introducing the “golden-person “into the Kalasha is known as hrudaya-varnaka-vidhi.

    Please check for more the following links


    • Namaskar Srinivasaraos, we are very grateful for your contribution to understanding this better. I’m happy to have discovered your blog and very impressive scholarly writings. Thank you, Eric

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