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Temple Door Guardian (Dvarapala) 1600-1800. A wrathful demon, tamed and converted to Hinduism is a suitable guardian for a temple threshold. This example, fanged and highly animated, was meant to terrify any enemies of the temple god. He holds a club and has assumed a warrior pose borrowed from theatre and temple dance.

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Temple Door Guardian (Dvarapala) 1600-1800.  A wrathful demon, tamed and converted to Hinduism is a suitable guardian for a temple threshold.  This example, fanged and highly animated, was meant to terrify any enemies of the temple god.  He holds a club and has assumed a warrior pose borrowed from theatre and temple dance.