Day 51 – The Giant Serpent

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I protect the Lord within my coils

The giant snake sculpture can be seen at the Lepakshi Temple in Ananthapur, Andhra Pradesh. The base is split and the local legend says that the lingam, base and all was cut out by a workman of the temple during the rest hour while his mother was getting his meal ready. On arriving with his meal his mother expressed her not unnatural surprise and admiration; where upon the stone base immediately fell as under due to the evil influence or unlucky words of praise. (Source

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. Awesome snake sculpture!

  2. chubskulit says:

    Gorgeous shot!

  3. snowwhite says:

    Very interesting story and legend. This huge snake reminds me of Gautama Buddha stoy. Before his enlightment, he was protected by a huge sanke when he was meditating. I’m interested in Buddhist structures, legend and so on. Thank you for sharing. Have a nice day.

  4. bluejaymama says:

    Fantastic capture. Please visit my Ruby Tuesday here.

  5. josechukkiri says:

    This sculpture unveils India’s vast cultural heritage. Thanks for the sharing.

    1. Pheno Menon says:

      the best part is this is just a decimal percentage of what is truly the Indian heritage !!

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