We imagine superheroes and build elaborate fables around them, even assigning them places in a family tree.. and just so that our stories and fantasies be told and retold, we carve our magnum opus in stone.
not many of them survive today.. infact barely five of them managed to weather all odds to tell the stories of their creators and designers.
Wonder what explains the number of female figures that one encounters in the temple.. maybe the architects just wanted the monuments to look beautiful or maybe it was the predominant sight during those days
and, maybe there lay the encrypted invitation to trouble
There must have been other differences as well, mostly irreconcilable, and so the temple, deemed profane, took the brunt of the conflict and lost roughly ninety five percent of it`s structure.
But this is just stone and rock, it can take a lot of pounding, imagine the plight of the people,
especially the artists who with their own eyes saw vandals at work ..
Let`s just hope they all fled, in time, to build another day.
And there can be not greater sin than to destroy a work of art, a work of art as magnificent as the Temples of Kiradu.
A somewhat lesser sin would be the ignorance about the existence of such heritage.
I never knew it existed until I actually visited it.. never heard of it.. was largely cluless about most of the figures adorning the temple
The dude with a flute has to be Lord Krishna
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