Wednesday, 13 November 2019

The Glamor And The Glitz Of The Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple

South Indian Hindu temples are usually a riot of color and carvings, a religious fantasmagoria of fun. In Johor Bahru, the local devotees decided to go for broke, layering on another design element to bring the awe.

A slight hint at what's in store is on the required entrance tower, the gopuram. Looking abnormally shiny.

Bam! Step inside and it looks like a fun house gone wild. Every surface is covered with glass tile. And a cobra-wearing God has a head coming out of his hair.
Good luck trying to take it all in. It's hard just finding the perspective of the room.

More icons. Gazing at the ceiling. Or is it a wall? Am I still upright?

A needed break, a nice arrangement of flowers on a plain table. Well, not completely plain, a reflective piece of glass. There's no such thing as a matte surface at Sri Rajakaliamman glass temple.

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