Salabhanjika is a stone sculpture in the shape of a woman holding a lamp set in place as a sacred guard to the deity. In South India, many temples have Salabhanjika. However, this Salabhanjika is no ordinary stone. The poet opines the existence of Ahalya in it. Salabhanjika is a choreography inspired by the story of Ahalya, a Hindu epic Ramayana character who was turned into a stone by the curse of her husband, sage Goutama and later freed by Lord Rama.