mustachioed stone tiger guarding hindu temple (india)


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Mustachioed stone tiger guarding the Lingaraja Temple in Bhubaneswar (India)

The Tiger is wearing a tilaka (Hindu mark on forehead) associated with Shaivism.­

Lingaraja is a very Holy temple visited by thousands of Hindu pilgrims every day.­ Unfortunately, non-Hindu people are not allowed in the temple.­ The temple is more than 1100 year old and dedicated to Harihara, a form of Shiva.­

For more info about the Lingaraja Temple, go to en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Lingaraja_­Temple.

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India 2013
Lingaraj Temple Road, Gouri Nagar, Old Town, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha 751002, India