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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 Three on three
Faces Man and woman, bull and heifer Swordsman on a lion Protected by a naga, a sacred serpent Small figure close up
Giving blessings Leap of faith Riding a garuda, king of the birds Supporing the world Mandala ceiling
Ganesha, the Hindu God of Success Relic on an altar Loving couples Side by side Mermaid mother
Elevator Charging horses Dancer Protected by men and gods alike Chinese divinities
Chinese divinities Roundhouse Figure in gateway Dancer Workshop