Sentinels of Glory is definitely one person’s passion following the Lord Padmanabha Swamy. It has a clear indication of being one of those written masterpieces that has been crafted not just for the sake of writing, but a pursuit to document the temple on its whole. It is an exciting account of stones and the men who shaped Sree Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple at Thiruvanathapuram.
C R Sathya’s curiosity is evident with the book’s intricate coverage on how the temple evolved into what it has come to be and the numerous illustrations clearly showcase the efforts taken to identify each and every movement of men and matter.
It is for those who would like to see how an architectural marvel can come out in literature while balancing the religious aspects of those times. The research is immaculate and every aspect and people concerned have been covered. In his description, Sathya does fail one bit. He has covered the making in entirety and sprinkled it with a language that does not fail to enchant.
A sure research material with a foreword from Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, Sentinels of Glory comes out as a product of intellect and genius.