The pillar in the background with its lotus motifs is typical of temple entrances of the South. She has taken a step or two up towards the temple that houses her parlokiya devta (god of the latter realm), but she pauses and looks back. It is her ihlokiya devta (god of the current realm, her husband) her loving eyes rest on, whose chariot has turned away after he dropped her there. Her gaze is resolute - she will resume her steps only when his chariot has gone beyond the point where her vision could reach. Note how her large eyes, set off by the curve of the brow resembling the unshut wings of an albatross, are brimming with intense admiration and devotion for him.
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