29 January 2009

Before and After

One of my favourite Arunachala Temples is Pachaiamman Koil located at the southeast side of the Hill. I've written about this fascinating Temple several times on Arunachala Grace and also in Arunachala Grace Newsletter. The Temple has an amazing history, parts of which I gave details of earlier. However, I recently found these fascinating archival photographs of the guardian statues located in the Pachaimman Temple compound, which are believed to be over 50 years old.

Although the below photograph is reportedly over 50 years old, the statues don't look that different then to the statues of recent date (about five years ago) -- and before they got their 'colourful makeover'.

And below -- the new version -- do you like it?

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