Saturday, February 27, 2010
Hundred Pillared Hall at Varadaraja perumal temple, Kanchipuram
I have a question, BTW; among the various ancient temples that I have visited, in some temples, the sculpture of the main deity looks perfectly chisseled while in some others, the chisselled edges and facial features are not really clearly visible - there is a greasy deposition on the sculpture which blunts the image. In one particular temple, there was a news article showing how the greasy material was removed to bring out the deity's sculpture in all His Majestic glory. I don't remember where it was that I saw this - what is this process? I would appreciate any insight regaring this.
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