Vishwanath Temple (built 1627)
Built in 1627, Vishnavath temple honors the god Shiva. In keeping with the erotic imagery common to Shiva temples in India, the roof supports are decorated with erotic carvings. A stone linga is also enshrined inside the temple. Twin stone elephants, visible in image 2, guard the entrance.
All images copyright 2001 Kaye Yeo Ahn
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