Why is a dragon carved on Jain temple in Mangalore?

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Why is a dragon carved on Jain temple in Mangalore?

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Interesting article on medieval globalisation....

https://theprint.in/opinion/dragon-carv ... er/905221/

In a quiet Jain temple in Moodbidri near Mangalore, Karnataka, constructed around 1430 CE, are some carvings that one would never expect to see in a temple. A sinuous dragon unfurls along the plinth. On the pillars of a hall in the compound are somewhat uncertainly carved giraffes. These are a far cry from the myths, gods and dancers typically seen in such temples.

So how did the grandees of this South Indian town see dragons and giraffes in the 15th century—and how did they come to end up in this shrine? The answer lies in medieval globalisation.
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Re: Why is a dragon carved on Jain temple in Mangalore?

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:thumbsup: International trade has been going on for longer than most realize.
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