Re: Breaking Protocol
Photographs of Hindu temple images in many cases do not bring out their glorious details as do portraits. Check, for example, the fabulous portraits of an artist called Silpi from Tamilnadu in this Website: http://artistshilpi.blogspot.com/
Type Silpi in google image search for a ready glance at his portraits. There were other famous artists like KoNdaiah RAju and Gopulu whose portraits of Gods and Goddesses are framed and used in pujas at Hindu homes.
रत्नाकरधौतपदां हिमालयकिरीटिनीम् ।
ब्रह्मराजर्षिररत्नाढ्यां वन्दे भारतमातरम् ॥
To her whose feet are washed by the ocean, who wears the Himalayas as her crown, and is adorned with the gems of rishis and kings, to Mother India, do I bow down in respect.