Vermillion is a symbol of love, power, protection and longevity; applied by all married women in their maang revealing their highest kind of beauty and virtue, for well being and prosperity of their husbands. This statue is a brilliant brass transform of one of the best sculptures from Khajuraho, sculpted at parshvanath temple, famous for its intrinsic artistry.
This statue is of an apsara standing on a three layered stylish pedestal with legs crossed and dancing in her own rhythm showcasing her happy married life. In the right hand she holds a peacock, sign of purity, love, harmony and truth, complementing to her act of applying vermillion for her love. She is communicating with the bird while applying sindoor, expressing her desires- full of lusture and beauty. She wears a sumptuous patterned dhoti and a similar scarf dancing down from her shoulders. The fancy necklaces are perfectly settled over her neck with big round kundals hanging freely and bracelets, anklets and armlets are tied on their respective parts increasing her beauteous aspect.
She seems really happy while decorating herself as she is waiting for her husband to come and praise her and feel the same joyousness on seeing her, as she feels.
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