(Detail) Krishna and other deities, side facing parking lot (right side of the building, when facng main entrance), Sri Veerama Kaliamman Temple, Serangoon.
Vishnu seated on the coils of the cosmic serpent whose hood acts as a protective canopy. His front right-hand is in the abhaya position with the palm facing upward, indicating protection and reassurance and his front left-hand pointing downwards showing willingness to grant a wish. On two sides sit Garuda -- part-man and part-eagle -- who is Vishnu's mount.
Caption by Medha Malik Kudaisya; photograph by George P. Landow (April 2001).