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Sanctuary of Truth #2

Begun in 1981, The Sanctuary of Truth is a large structure, approximately 100 meters high by 100 meters wide, built of redwood, rosewood, ironwood, and teakwood, and almost every inch is covered with carved sculptures. The photos in this gallery were taken by my partner on sunny days in February and October, 2013 whereas I took the photos in the Sanctuary of Truth (1) gallery on a sometimes rainy day in October, 2009 with the same camera.
The Sanctuary of Truth from afar Figures with 7-headed naga (sacred serpent) Woman with mortar and pestle Tower of faces Faces
Three on three Elephants with lion-dog Man and woman, bull and heifer Swordsman on a lion Leap of faith
The west wing Protected by a naga, a sacred serpent Small figure close up Giving blessings Riding a garuda, king of the birds
Supporing the world Lord Buddha with flowers Little meanie Mandala ceiling
Ganesha, the Hindu God of Success Relic on an altar Loving couples Side by side Mermaid mother
In loving memory She and he Elevator Charging horses Dancer
Protected by men and gods alike Chinese divinities Chinese divinities Roundhouse Dancers and musicians
Figure in gateway Dancer Workshop Workshop, close up Noisemakers
Pond with viewing pavillion