Adornment is part of the act of worship, performed along with feeding, bathing, and entertaining a deity. Priests clothe, crown, and adorn icons according to the time of day and season, and jewelry is intrinsic to a deity, an expression of greatness. Sacred texts imagine the heavens to be aglow with precious gems and metals, a vision reproduced when a temple’s inner shrine opens to reveal the gold and gems surrounding its principal deity. Wealthy Hindu and Jain temples have extensive treasuries stocked by devotees who believe they will reap merit from their gifts to the gods. Ancient texts mention gifts of jewelry to Buddhist stupas as well, and Buddhist reliquaries were often filled with gold, silver, and precious stones. On view are a number of exquisite objects associated with temples and rites of worship (puja). Many, such as the crowns, would have adorned an icon.