Woman from Khajuraho, India, Stone Sculpture, ca. 9th - 14th Century CE.

Shalbhanjika - the harbinger of fertility - a yakshi who's mere touch can make a tree blossom Khajuraho, India, Stone Sculpture, ca.

Lady with a monkey. The Chennakesava Temple complex, Belur. Courtesy: Ananth V Rao

Belur Chennakeshava Temple-Here, a monkey is teasing the lady by pulling her sari. The lady is trying to shoo the monkey off by holding a tendril in her hand.

Celestial Entertainer  India, Rajasthan or Uttar Pradesh; 11th century  The Asia Society

centuriespast: “Celestial Entertainer India, Rajasthan or Uttar Pradesh century The Asia Society ”

apsara-ecstatic spiritualcelestial dancers. In ancient days, gandarvas (celestial musicians) performed at the grand yajnas put on by Brahma and Vishnu.

In ancient days, gandarvas (celestial musicians) performed at the grand yajnas put on by Brahma and Vishnu.

Salabhanjika or Shalabhajika Sculpture (sculpture of a woman, displaying stylized feminine features), Chennakesava Temple, Belur, Karnataka

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In Hindu mythology, Bhasmasura was an asura or demon who was granted the power that anyone whose head he touched with his hand should burn up and immediately turn into ashes (bhasma). The asura was tricked by the god Vishnu's only female avatar, the enchantress Mohini to turn himself into ashes. This Mohini sculpture is from the Chennakesava Temple complex, Belur.

7 Different Ways to Wear a Saree with Tutorials

Tribhangi pose is considered to be humanly impossible in Indian dance forms. Tribhangi consists of three bends in the body; at the neck, waist and knee. The body is oppositely curved at waist and neck which gives it a gentle "S" shape.

7 Different Ways to Wear a Saree with Tutorials

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