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Rebuilding the Ganesh Temple, Manami

By the time he had completed the rebuilding the first temple at the village of Salavankuppam near Mahbabilpuram, Tsunami Dave had become something of a celebrity in the area and was asked by the people of the nearby village of Manami to finish off building a second temple. The first temple was of the god Lakshmi, this second temple was devoted to the elephant god Ganesh.

This temple had started to be built a few years ago but the village did not have the money to complete the work and asked Tsunami Dave to help them out.

Builders and other tradesmen of the temple building nature were hired and set to work on building this temple and it was soon taking shape.

After finishing all the building work Tsunami Dave had to paint the plaster with a white undercoat which due to the complexity of the substance, had to be left to dry for a few months. With spare time on his hands, Tsunamidave went for a ride on his mountain bike... to Australia.

On his return, Tsunami Dave was asked by the village of the first temple to help with the celebration at the annual festival, which he did. It was a great success and lasted for three days. Once the celebrations were complete, Tsunami Dave hired some local painters and with some painting skills of his own set to work on painting the new temple. The final addition being a granite slab commemorating his contribution to the construction of the temple.