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Kala-Makara arch

A type of decoration that frames the doorways and niches of temples in Java. Two naga (water-snake) bodies form the sides of the arch, whose ends rest upon outward-turning Makara (half animal, half fish sea creature) heads. The top of the arch, from which the serpent bodies issue, is a Kala-head (god of death).

The arch symbolizes a rainbow, which connects the mundane world of the earth to the divine world of the sky.

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Last Updated (Tuesday, 05 July 2011 09:30)