Rathna Prasadaya

Most of the 8th-century Ratnaprasada or ‘Gem Palace’ lies in ruins today, though it was originally five stories high with a graceful, tiered roof. At its entrance, however, you’ll find a beautifully carved mura gala (guardstone), which depicts the Cobra King holding a vase with a flowering branch, with a dwarf attendant at his feet and his head framed by a cobra hood.

【LK94008330: Rathna Prasadaya. Text by Lakpura™. Images by Google, copyright(s) reserved by original authors.】