The garbhagrihas are built around them. Its access
is limited to priests. But in certain places the pedestals are built outside,
and the archamurthis - presiding deities placed e n them are adored with
redoubled fervor by one and all, perhaps due to easy visibility and instant
accessibility. Strange to see some presiding deities are placed in the
open-exposed to elements eternally. Stranger it is to see them installed amidst
water, perhaps it is the strangest to hear and see them on the tree tops, or
between branches. How curious! Doesn't this location seem incongruous?
are the ways of gods, and mysterious are the whims of mortals, who dream and
install the deities in the open and amidst strange places, as exemplified by the
installation of Mother Kali's image on a tree in Bengal. It is worshipped with
all paraphernalia, as done to the deities in the temples, despite placed atop
the trunk and surrounded by water moreover. In the down south too, here are some
examples of the icons of worshipful deities installed on the braches of trees.