Victor-San schreef:can you also do yoga looking at the statue?
It's an open area, you can try.
For me it will probably be difficult to get into the right mood for meditation when looking at this unfinished statue.
It is nicer in the main temple. They also have underfloor heating. You can sit down somewhere (fold your legs, don't point with the soles of your feet at someone) and keep pure anyway (no shoes, leather, alcohol, tobacco or meat).
Sorry Edwin, not for your casual dress.
Or you visit a puja. You give a small offering to the priest, he gives it to God. You get a little tika on your forehead.
Or you can take part in the temple festival. You get meat hooks pulled through your skin to which a wire rope is attached and you are pulling the heavy wagon with the hooks.
If there is no blood flowing, you are protected by the goddess.
Others roll their body on the ground just in front of the wheels, hopefully always fast enough (wagon has no brake).
Jay Kali maa!
Will you give it a try?
As I said, the main goddess Sri Kamakshi belongs to the Shiva family. Also known as the world destroyer, wilder than Vishnu, the world keeper.