Light in the dark

By: Louk Vreeswijk

Apr 30 2023

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Category: Asia, India

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There aren’t many Brahma temples in India and when we peep through the jalis of this one we see to our surprise a nicely lit Mukhalingam, a lingam with four faces. So this rare Brahma temple in Khajuraho is actually a Shiva temple. Without the help of Surya, the sun god, we wouldn’t have known.

Photo of the week: Mukhalingam in Brahma temple (9th/10th cent. AD), Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India 2007

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