There is perfect symmetry in her pose — her graceful figure complemented by the sensuous expression on her face. I’m gazing at the statue of Shantala Devi in the Chennakesava Temple in Belur. The staggering detail of workmanship on the statue and the walls of the temple are awe-inspiring. The temple was built to commemorate King Vishnuvardhana’s victory over the Chola dynasty. Read the rest of the article in the Hindu here.