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The Gatekeeper in Indian Art

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Gatekeeper of a Luxury Hotel
The practice of a decorated doormen has continued till this day in India
Gatekeeper of a Luxury Hotel in India
Temple Guardians in Tamil Nadu
Small Temple, Huge Guardians

"Sacred Area. Keep Out"
A Temple Guardian in Tamil Nadu
A Temple Guardian in Tamil Nadu
Muscular watchman from Aihole
Muscular watchman (Dwarapalaka), Aihole

Carved head of a Dwarapalaka (doorman)
Carved head of a Dwarapalaka
Woman Gatekeeper
Woman Doorkeeper from a Goan Temple
Notice the chowry (whisk) in her hands

Temple Bouncer (Doorman)
Detail from a sculpture at Sukkeri (near Karwar)
Strongman Guarding Temple
Eternal Doorman
Temple Guard with Gun and Daggers
Detail of sculpture from Goa

Hoysala Style Gatekeeper
Beautiful 12th century sculpture from Sravanabelagola
Gatekeeper in Indian Art
Doormen of India
Decorated Doorman
Umaid Bhawan Palace Hotel, Jodhpur

Kadri Temple Features a Diety as a Doorman
City of Mangalore, Karnataka
God as Doorman to Temple

 

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