South Indian Temple boasts of having one or more carved chariots, either in wood or silver to take the deity during annual festivals on to the streets among the famous temples.
|Silver Chariot - V.V.Puram, Bangalore|
Carvings of musicians, sages and animals from mythology were chosen for display
Dasavatara and Astalakshmi were widely used among few chariots
Each chariot convey a different story to the viewers
Carving of Parrot with human body from puranas
There are intricate carvings on them of gods and goddess and sometimes of animals.
On a visit to Dharmastala last week, I saw among the exhibits one wooden chariot with exemplary carvings of Kamasutra on them and was dumfounded. Hope you will all enjoy them!
Complicated Group acts
Practice of oral sex acts
Sex with multiple partners
Descriptive lessons involved in group sex
Logs of wood are of different thickness
Highly skilled craftsman have worked on these sculptures
Different themes on different layers were formed
Full nude damsels
Musicians and positions of various Kamasutra
Yaksha's were also frequently used along with the deities