DSC08552 BAPS Temple Interior

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Volkan Yuksel on February 11, 2008
Jessica G. on February 11, 2008

What a temple! I've never heard of anything like it!

Volkan Yuksel on February 11, 2008

Jessica, everything you see in this picture is hand carved from Italian marble. This particular lighting shot is from the program I sequenced which is continuously changing the colors at very slow rate. I wasn't post any interior picture but since it is made public in the link in the prior post, I decided to share here as well. The temple is simply "Dedication Beyond Imagination". Again, it was a great privilege and experience for me to be part of this amazing projects. Luckily there is similar temple in Toronto so you can experience for yourself if you ever go there. Interiors there is also LED illuminated and as spectacular as this one in Atlanta. Cheers, Volkan

Jessica G. on February 11, 2008

It's hard to imagine the work they put into this. The carvings are so intricate, and all done by hand! If I ever get to Toronto or Georgia I have to see this in person. And I'm very glad you decided to post these indoor photos.

Volkan Yuksel on February 11, 2008

Jessica, there are two more temples in the US so you know. One is by us near Chicago and there is another one is in Huston. Both of these temples are fiber optic illuminated in the interiors. Exteriors lights in Chicago temple is mostly our lights as well :)

© Sonny☼ on February 12, 2008

I've read the article - it's really amazing!

Volkan Yuksel on February 12, 2008

Thank you Sonny, this community is one rare exception to the statement you made on one of my recent 3D picture.

With 8 visits to the project site, I worked there about 2.5 months in total for integration of the multi stage LED lighting system. During that time I had chance to observe the BAPS faith and its effect on it's people. As an "distant and unbiassed observer" I simply was amazed. The think that amazed me the most is that they respect to all forms of life by far more than any faith I have seen so far. Simple proof is that millions of people in their community are all vegetarians. Also, I think driven with this principle and fairness, they already have adopted man/woman equality. Obviously the amazing temple itself is living proof of their high level of talent, dedication, attention to detail and organizational skills. The way I see, they are also very very friendly people.

Cheers, Volkan

© Sonny☼ on February 13, 2008

Yes Volkan, I guess this idea of pure Hinduism as well as Buddism might be an exception in general since they never went anywhere to force their faith upon anybody. I think this is kind of a proof of mental strenghth and selfconfidence. On the other hand in India they still have that weird system where lots of people are just worth less than nothing and little girls are sold to marry somebody they even don't know. Well, after all I won't judge about people I don't know - I just can see what they are creating and that's amazing indeed and shows all the abilities you've mentioned above.

Take care, Sonny

Ataman Ayvaz on February 24, 2008

sayın Volkan Yüksel, sanatta ışık en önemli unsurlardan biri,yazılarınızdan okuduğum ve anladığıma göre bu ışıklandırmaları siz yapmışsınız,tebrik ederim. ayrıca Alan Knox'a yaptığınız tercümeyede teşekkürler. ataman ayvaz

Volkan Yuksel on February 25, 2008

Ataman Bey, ilginize cok tesekkur ederim. Evet bu projede aydinlatma sistemini kuran ekibinin lideri ve aydinlatma efektlerinin programlayicisi idim. Diger fotograflarda da belirttigim gibi tapinagin disi tamamen Turkiye'den (yanlis hatirlamiyorsam Alanya yakinlarindan) gelme kar gibi beyaz taslardan (once Hindistan'da elle bicimlendirilerek) insa edildi. Dolayisi ile butunuyle bilgisayar kontrollu ve tapinak icin ozel tasarlanip uretimi yapilan LED aydinlatma sistemiyle projede calismak zorluklarina ragmen benim icin buyuk zevk oldu.

Dediginiz gibi isik butunuyle bir sanat eseri olan bu tapinak icin de cok onemli. Kullandiklari takvime gore yaklasik olarak Ekim sonunda olan Hindu inanisinin yilbasi kutlamalari "Isiklarin Festivali: Divali" olarak biliniyor. Yani BAPS inanisinda isik ve efektler cok cok onemliymis. Saniyorum tapinagin butunuyle beyaz mermer ve Turk taslarindan insa edilmesinde isiklandirmaya verilen onemin bir gostergesi.

Malesef su anda dergide yayinlanan fotograflarin disinda fotograf paylasimi yapamiyorum. Ama arzu ederseniz fotograflarimin oldugu baska bir siteden daha merakinizi giderebilirsiniz. Ilginize cok tesekkurler. Chicago'dan selamlar, Volkan

Volkan Yuksel on February 26, 2008

Ataman Bey yukarda belirttigim linkte hata olmus dogrusu su sekilde; BAPS Chicago selamlar, Volkan

filiz kulan on March 27, 2008

Volkan bey bu fotoğraf hakkındaki daha önce yapmış olduğunuz açıklamaları okudum. Sizi kutluyorum. Çok başarılısınız. Ayrıca bu güzel kareleri bizimle paylaştığınız içinde teşekkürler.İzmir'den selamlar.

Volkan Yuksel on March 27, 2008

Filiz Hanim, ilginize cok teskkurler. Bu tapinagin ici de disi da birbirinden guzel. Daha once de belirttigim gibi bu projede calismak benim icin buyuk zevk ve gurur kaynagi oldu. En son ziyaretimde, hala calismakta olan tas ustalarindan uygun bir yere kucuk bir Turk bayragi sekillendirmelerinin beni daha da mutlu edeceginden bahsetmistim. Bilmiyorum yetkililerin izniyle dikkate almislarmidir. Ama olumlu bir gelisme olursa bayragin fotografini sizlerle paylasacagimdan emin olabilirsiniz. :) Chicago'dan bol selam ve sevgiler, Volkan

Ataman Ayvaz on March 30, 2008

Volkan Bey,Dileğinizin Gerçeklesmesi bizleride mutlu eder..Ataman

Volkan Yuksel on April 2, 2008

Ataman Bey, desteginiz icin cok tesekkurler. Umarim tas ustalari henuz ayrilmamislardir. Olursa hep birlikte sevinecegiz :) Chicago'dan bol selamlar, Volkan

goodytwoshoes on November 21, 2009

I think this is so beautiful Volkan Cindy

Volkan Yuksel on November 26, 2009

Thank you again Cindy. Stunning result of thousands of years of heritage, dedication and latest in illumination technology + Volkan :) Cheers

Mahesh Kulkarni (UPS… on June 10, 2011

So beautiful ! God must stay here only!

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on August 12, 2011

İnanılmaz güzel olmuş.

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