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by Brenda E. Brasher

Near the top of a narrow road that threads around a small mountain located near the city of Bangalore in southwestern India, a small Hindu temple dedicated to Kali hugs the ground. As with most Hindu places of worship, the exterior of the white stone temple is completely covered with elaborate carvings depicting goddesses and gods deporting themselves in accord with scenes from cherished sacred Hindu tales. People wait patiently for hours in a long line to get inside, into the temple’s heart, to be near an image of Kali.

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