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Feminine Beauty in Khajuraho Temples, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Law, Chaudhary Devi Lal University, Sirsa, Haryana-125055, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 3, Issue (1), Pages 35-37, January,14 (2014)

Abstract

Sculpture art in India has leading place in the history of world art. The sculptures of the ancient temples of Khajuraho represent the subtle warmth of classical Indian modeling. Large numbers of female figures were included in the sculptural strategy of the medieval temples of India. In Khajuraho sculptures, the women are sculpted from all the worlds. Here women appear in various themes. Ideals of feminine beauty in myriad forms and features are depicted in the temple. The sculptor of Khajuraho has tried to work out very carefully on every part of the woman’s body from physical penance to divine pleasure. No doubt, we find their sculptural representation adorned with exquisite jewellery and beautiful dress, making them look very beautiful by accentuating their forms. The Khajuraho women with sculptured body, rounded hips and clinging serpentine grace of limbs the feminine ideal gives impression of a spiritual divine beauty.

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