Copper cobra

Copper cobra

A metal snake from the Lingaraj temple in Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Nayantara Patel
July 21 , 2014
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Nearly every Bhubaneswar temple I visited featured a lingam. Many featured several. And on top of every lingam were many metal snakes. Big ones, small ones, crooked ones. I never really got to the bottom of it, but the sight was arresting. And then I wanted one for myself. This one was bought at the Lingaraj temple for Rs. 10.

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