black is beautiful was something we had to prove, we could not have chosen an
idol more perfect than this to make our point! Mahabalipuram stone has been
used as a fitting material to bring down the celestial nymph to the land of us
mortals. Standing on a compact pedestal, the divinely beautiful Apsara,
inspired by the sculptures from the temple walls of Khajuraho, is worthy of
being the muse of a thousand poems.
limbs are supple, her form is exquisite, and her skin carries the most amazing
luster. The resident of Indra’s heaven is beauty perfected by the divine.
Dancing vivaciously, with one leg raised and the other bent, the Apsara has her
hand placed on her forehead and with the other, she holds a mirror- an
aide-memoire to the apsaras applying vermilion, a classical Khajuraho
sculpture. Her torso is bare and adorned by a pleasing channavira that is
attached to her beautiful neckpiece and to a fine garment piece that curves
near her left breast. On her lower body, she has donned a dhoti which is carved
with intricate floral patterns and held by a floral waist belt.
magnificent addition to this stunning black stone Apsara idol is the
stylistically presented peacock, who sits elegantly under the upraised left
foot of the nymph. The bird is traditionally associated with beauty, dance, and
pride. The sensuously dancing Apsara whose charms have enchanted gods and
ascetics is brimming with pride in her beauty. The peacock, whose long feathers
run upwards, covering the back of the Apsara, looking like floral vines that
wrap an agile stem, represents the pride the celestial nymph takes in her
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