The base features a panel of thickly done latticework, after the architectural style of ancient temples of the North. Beneath the same is a panel of downward-facing lotus petals, the lines and folds of each carved with remarkable precision and attention to detail. In fact, no Indian temple is complete without the lotus-petal motif, a symbol of peace, beauty, and compassion.
Taking after a similar style are the four pillars that support the gorgeous roof of this work. It is multi-tiered, with each of the surfaces of the tiers studded with a bunch of stoopas. Each of the tiers is carved with more lotus petals. A bunch of slender bells dangle from the frontal edge of the ceiling, with some dangling sideways also. The aura of this superbly sculpted altar is perfect for your ishtadevataa (the deity closest to one’s sadhana).
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