The ruling deities of paraloka (otherworldly realm of existence) are seated on a green velvet couch. He is chaturbhujadhari (possessed of four arms) with the damroo and the trishoola in the posterior hands, while She is dvibhujadhari (two-armed) and holds up a lotus in one hand. This is in keeping with their traditional iconographies. In stark contrast to His austere appearance, dressed as He is in a tigerskin loincoth and rudrakshas aplenty, Her red silks and jewels are symbolic of their otherworldly glory.
The graceful Nandi kneels on the other side of the altar (the two bhaktas are making eye contact with each other). The richly carved wooden pillars of the temple hold up a glamorous set of domes. The flower laden canopy grazes its zenith. Snow-coated peaks into the distance, and miles upon miles of verdure. It is almost as if the temple has sprung up on the spot as if by magic, just so that the Lord may consecrate the brothers’ efforts.
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