DSC08459ns BAPS Mandir Atlanta SE view

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Andreas Czieborowski on September 7, 2007

Hello Volkan,

is that the inauguration celebration of the big new Hindu (BAPS) temple in Atlanta, which has been recently reported in the media ?


Volkan Yuksel on September 7, 2007

Yes Andreas, this is that BAPS Temple which was on the news recently. Almost entire temple which is hand carved inside out is illuminated with LED and I was the Lighting Engineer in this project. It is the largest of it's kind in the USA and only one illuminated with LED this extensively among all the existing temples. There is about LED 2000 light sources and nearly all of them are computer controlled. The project will be completed entirely within two months.

Over all it was a privilege and unforgettable experience to be part of this project. Here is the link to the CNN footage showing interior lighting during construction stages Best regards, Volkan

Andreas Czieborowski on September 7, 2007

Only G R E A T !!!

Congratulations Volkan. Respect for your work. The warm colours and the changing of them is really fantastic.

It seems that all was sculptured of pure white marble stone. Do you know whether the Hindu divinities will be painted later on as at the ancient Hindu Temples e.g. this old fasade, or will be let in white ?

Yes, I believe this was an experience you will never forget.

My best wishes, Andreas

Volkan Yuksel on September 7, 2007

Andreas I think you were lucky to see them in their original mystic lands. Your seasoned pictures now must be soo valuable to the locals :)

Temple is made from Italian marble in the inside and TURKISH :) lime stone in the outside. So it was my moral obligation in behalf of 70 million Turkish people to make the stones look their best with lighting. As far as I know, painting is not considered at all. Best wishes, Volkan

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