Mamallapuram: Rat worshiping a Cat?!

I took this picture at Mamallapuram, during my recent visit. This is part of the 7th century AD rock carvings called “Arjuna’s penance”. It has 100 Figures Of Gods & Semi Divine Creatures, Birds & Beasts, Man & Saint.

If you notice well, you can find a cat with its with hands folded in adoration and a rat worshiping it!

I am not sure what was in those people’s mind, when it was created. Let me know if it is right for the rat to believe the cat? What should have happened after the rat started praying it??

Men stumble over the truth from time to time, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
~ Winston Churchill