Acknowledgements

Project creator and designer:
H. H. Sri Swami Satchidananda

Architect:
James Jagadish McCabe

General contractor:
Andrews, Large & Whidden, Inc., Virginia

Job superintendent:
Lewis Thompson

LOTUS representative:
Br. Mokshapriya

Structural engineering:
Pradeep Mehta

Flooring and ceilings:
Robert Showalter (The Carpet House)

Archway clerestory/Chidambaram:
Ramakrishna Sackett, Parandhaman Dinsmoor, New Age Builders

Additional electrical:
Bhaskar Alan Deva
Bob Slavet

Renovations:
Larry Waldron
Compass Contracting, Inc.

Altar lighting design and installation:
Dr. Paul Prasant Hansma

Altar lighting, lake fountains, research:
Swami Swaroopananda

Wood sculpture, petal tips, sanctuary arches; cabinetry:
Saswathan Quinn

Stained glass works:
Bhaktan Liczwinko, Sushila Bales

Models and design work:
Alan Asangan Binstock

World sculpture (All Faiths Hall):
Madhuri Honeyman

Artistic renderings of LOTUS and All Faiths Yantra:
Tim Barrall

Display Hall and All Faiths Hall:
Swami Jyotirmayananda

Display Hall panels and other woodwork:
Vajran Nichols, Bhaktan Eberle

Sculptures, cupola and kalasam donated by:
Dr. N. Mahalingam

Fabricated by:
Kowmara Madam, Coimbatore, India

Mahogany altars and carved door:
A. G. Shah, Fathima Woodworks, Trichur, India

Entryway veneer:
Sri Veeramani, Gem Granite, Chennai , India

Glass mosaic tile (original exterior finish) donated by:
Dr. & Mrs. Hari Harilela

Fabricated by:
Vetricolor S.A.S., Vicenza, Italy

Carved wooden archway donated by:
The Rasiah family

Landscaping:
Arulamma Bouthonis
Jai Ram Eyth

Maintenance and repair:
Siva Moore

Integral Yoga skilled volunteers (electrical, woodwork, painting, altar lighting, research, stone masonry, fountains, fencing and sound system):
Nilakantan and Lakshmi Bertram, Galen Chadwick, Janardhana Clemmons, David Collins, Gopal Coward, Swami Dasyananda, Bhaskar Deva, Devaki Gogos, Robert Graham, Swami Hamsananda, Ramesh McCaw, Dharman Mitchell, Turiya Moran, Swami Muktananda, Vanthi Nguyen, Toru Oba, Mitra Sommerville, Bruce Streicher, Brian Summers, Swami Tyagananda, Mohan Wenzel, Roy Wilhite, Kumar Zelin.

1986 dedication coordinator:
Jnanam MacIsaac

Other LOTUS anniversary coordinators:
Swami Jyotirmayananda, Arulamma Bouthonis

Sincerest thanks to all associated with Satchidananda Ashram—Yogaville, Integral Yoga centers and all who offered their time, energy, skills, items and donations.

'...It was the way you would imagine a lotus flower in the bright hot sun of India; it would be floating on the pond but would nevertheless itself be very cool and poised. It was almost like entering another realm, like a pocket of heaven in the midst of the earth.'
‘…It was the way you would imagine a lotus flower in the bright hot sun of India; it would be floating on the pond but would nevertheless itself be very cool and poised. It was almost like entering another realm, like a pocket of heaven in the midst of the earth.’

LIGHT OF TRUTH UNIVERSAL SHRINE WEB SITE

LOTUS.org Press release

This site is sponsored and supported by the generosity of our donors. Special thanks to: the Harry Wadhwani Family, Shankara Bookoff, Rev. Sivani Alderman, Dr. Geoffrey Mitra Block, Prakash & Mahesh Daswani Families, Adam Max, Karuna & Sevaka Scarola.

Site design and development:
Karuna (Karen) Kreps, Net Ingenuity
Rev. Prem Anjali
Custom coding by SidewaysET

Webmaster:
Karuna (Karen) Kreps

Quality Assurance:
Swami Hamsananda
Prakash Shakti

Music in Virtual Tour

  • Music in Sanctuary level, “Peace from Radhika Miller’s album “Lotus Love Call”
  • Music by the Grand Archway, Main Gate, Sculptures & Bonus Footage, “Song for Gurudev” from Radhika Miller’s album Heaven
  • Music during the views from the various vistas, “Morning Grace” from Radhika Miller’s album Dancing Light
  • Music by water (upper pond, Lotus Lake, reflecting pool), “Heart of Dusk” from Radhika Miller’s album Sunlit Reverie

Photography

Photography of VIrtual Tour:
Bruce Malone

Photo editor:
Ananda Siva Herve

Photographers:

Bruce Malone
Gayatri Sherry van Dyke
Swami Sharadananda
Swami Tyagananda
Maithreya Cerone
Rama DiMaria
Richard Mangum
Dr. Prasant Hansma
Maithreyi Andre

Video:

Bruce Malone (time lapse videos)
Swami Vidyananda
Saraswati Neuman
Nick Eberle

 

If we have omitted anyone you think should be acknowledged here, please let us know by emailing us at: info@lotus.org.

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