"Jain Sandlewood Grinder in Udaipur, India", ©
The elaborately carved Jain temple in Udaipur was rather empty except
for a few keepers of the temple and few tourists. No priest seemed to
have been present. This old gentleman was one of the few actually
engaged in an activity. He was grinding a block of sandlewood on
a yoni stone. The yoni is a female personification of Shiva in most of
Hinduism so it was somewhat surprising to discover this here.
Sandelwood is typically used as an incense so I assume that he will be
making this into a paste for later burning. .