Tones on Tuesday: Temple guardians

Scattered Horizons

This mean-looking statue is that of two dvarapala, or  temple guards. They are usually seen at the entrance of Buddhist temples in Cambodia, fierce-looking and sometimes with a weapon.

tones on tuesday dvarapalas
Instead of weapons, these two are holding the body of a naga, the mythical seven-headed serpent that is believed to inhabit the Mighty Mekong River.

I posted a story over here – Inside Cambodia – and you can also find the original photo of the above there.

One thought on “Tones on Tuesday: Temple guardians

  1. The dramatic black and white works so well with their expressions. Love the information too. Thank you for sharing and for linking up with Tones on Tuesday!

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