Picture is courtesy of "ez2axs" from Flickr who wrote to me:
I took this photo in a suburban home of a friend's friend in Chennai, India. The friend's mother is an artist, sculptor and teacher who has travelled extensively in Asia and studied various Eastern and Western religions and philosophies. She does not believe in any religion, but believes in the power of light and human endeavor (as per a conversation we had on my only visit). She collects and makes lots of religious and culturally symbolic art and artifacts from her home.