I had gone to the Sri Rangaswamy (or is it Sri Ranganathan?) temple at Srirangapatnam (Tipu Sultan’s capital near Mysore) with my family a couple of months ago. There was a a massive temple chariot outside. To give you an idea of how massive it is, look at how it towers over the Zen Estilo parked next to it:
Zoom in closer, and you can see that there has been carving done all across the chariot:
Such as this (Warning: extremely graphic and Not-Safe-For-Work photo follows after the fold):
I didn’t even notice this until I imported the photos into Picasa for post-processing. After which I had the mother of all double takes.
Anyway, this just goes to show how awesome our ancient culture is. The degenerate west can’t come up with anything like this. My only question is – why the hell hasn’t Amar Chitra Katha covered this yet? Our children need to know!