kathuon:Character design of an Apsara! According to Hindu and Buddhist mythology, Apsaras were the beautiful female personifications of clouds and rivers. This young lady is a cloud spirit <that’s why her hair is so fluffy> and her design is mainly influenced by Cambodian and Thai traditional appearal.
The Descent of Ganga | Om Prakash Saini As the Hindu Goddess of the river Ganges, Ganga represents purification, wellness and benevolence in the new year. Legend has it Ganga came to earth upon hearing the cries of people who were dying from drought. Shiva divided Ganga into seven streams so she would flood the earth upon her arrival. Part of this stream remained in the heavens as the Milky Way, and and the rest flows through India as the river Ganges, where the Goddess lives.