Temple - Dwajasthambam (Flagpole)

The tall flagpoles in the Hindu temples have always fascinated me, that too it is a sight to see during holy festivals, as they are adorned with flowers and other religious things.

@ Sri Astha Thasa Buja Kali Temple, Durian Tunggal, Melaka

As per Hindu agama shastra (religious rules), the temples are built to reflect the human body and Dwajasthambam (Flagpole) forms the backbone! Well, am not too sure of the explanations (and I can't find trusted resources online), so let me not elaborate on it.

At Sri Astha Thasa Buja Kali Temple, I saw another, very tall flagpole, which was devoid of adornments. The rotating flash light gave a beautiful touch to that pole!

Now, am not sure why this pole was placed in front of the Dwajasthembam!


lotusleaf said...

Great photos! Thanks for the information.

Anonymous said...

That last shot is wonderful!

Stewart M said...

Hi there - thanks for visiting my blog. I am always amazed at the amount of work that has to go into the preparation of objects such as the ones in your blog - people must invest so much time and hope into them.

Cheers Stewart M - Australia

uma said...

great and lovely shots

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