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The Dwara-Palakas of India
The Guardians

Vishnu as GuardianTemple Guardian -- from  a wall mural in KarnatakaMuscular watchman (Dwarapalaka), AiholeCarved head of a Dwarapalaka (doorman)
Marvels in MonochromeTemple Guard with Gun and DaggersWoman Doorkeeper from a Goan TempleGatekeeper of a Luxury Hotel
Sacred Area. Keep OutSmall Temple, Huge GuardiansHoysala Style Gatekeeper Decorated Doorman
Kadri Temple Features a Diety as a DoormanTemple Bouncer (Doorman)



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