Feels like Heaven The figures of 2000 exquisitely carved apsaras (or celestial dancers) decorate Angkor Wat.
There is also a spa, Apsara Theatre and swimming pool in the garden - perfect for cooling down in the tropical heat and humidity.
The 70- year- old leader, who is the national spokesman of JD- U, said one had heard of mythological tales about the dances of the apsaras
( celestial beauties) who were sent on earth to interrupt the meditation of sages.
The author, a dancer herself, not seeing the apsaras sculptures in Queen Udayamati's stepwell at Patan as adding charm to the monument, giving it life, not seeing the associations of fertility, finds only morbidity, disease, and suffering.
The apsaras sculptures are supposed to illustrate women's disorders (thyroid, digestive, respiratory, rheumatism, diarrhoea) and their healing by acupressure, acupuncture, reflexology, Ayurveda, Reiki.
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(pronounced up'-sur-us) is a mythical celestial dancer who entertains the gods, and is said to be the sensual reward for kings and heroes who die bravely.
The authors emphasize the central role of the apsaras
, heavenly dancing maidens and consorts of the king, who have long dominated the visual arts, appearing especially in temple carvings.
Indeed, the Apsaras
are at the very center of the Khmer cultural imaginary, immortalized in stone reliefs at Angkor Wat, the 12th century temple complex at the heart of the Khmer empire.
Among the marvels that rose from the foam were a myriad of celestial dancers, or apsaras
, symbols of the well-being of humanity.
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