Sunday, April 17, 2011

The age of Kali: description of Indian temple

The conscious fecundity of the temple is evident in every aspect  of its decoration. Spiralling out over the cornices and the finials of the arcades are a great anarchic cavalcade of mask heads, demons, demi-gods and godlings, peeping out from the angles, coming to roost under the pendetives; a great spiralling pantheon of Hindu
deities that is repeated with even greater vigour over the towering gopuras.

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