Apsara Statue Holding a Dhol
Materials: This Apsara statue is made of brown sandstone. The stone variety is well-known in Odisha. We have created the statue with perfect detailing and minute carvings which makes the piece a masterpiece.
A female artist who made it her life’s work to worship and serve a goddess or a temple was known as a devadasi. The dedication took place at a Pottukattu ceremony, which resembled a wedding reception in certain ways. These ladies looked for the temple and carried out rituals, but they also learned and engaged in traditional Indian creative forms including Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, and Odissi. They had a high social standing since dancing and music were essential components of temple worship.
After becoming Devadasis, the women would spend their time learning sacred rites, rituals, and dances. Devadasis were supposed to live a life of celibacy, however, there have been situations of exceptions. In the eastern state of Odisha Devadasis were known colloquially as Maharis of the Jagannath temple complex.
The women who performed dances inside the temple were referred to as Devadasis. Devadasi, also known as Mahari, refers to “those wonderful women who can control their five senses and their inherent human desires and may devote themselves fully to God.” Mahari is an acronym for Mahan Nari or the God-belonging lady. Devadasis are Sebayatas who worship God via dance and music, according to Sri Chaitanyadev.
The Devadasis dances are referenced in the 1956 Orissa Gazette. They had two customs each day. At the Sakala Dhupa, the Bahara Gaaunis would dance. Lord Jagannatha will grant the worshippers a darshan after breakfast (the devotees). A Devadasi would perform a dance in the main hall while being accompanied by musicians and the Rajaguru (the court guru) (pillar). They could be watched by the crowd and would only perform pure dancing.
In India, Apsara (Devadasi) is a female artist who is dedicated to worship and serve a deity or a temple for the rest of her life. These beautiful statues are famous all around the world for enhancing the beauty of any landscape.
- The sheer immensity of this sculpture is mesmerizing.
- This Apsara Statue (angel statue) will bring elegance to any landscape.
- In this statue, an Apsara (devadasi) is standing with a dhol (Indian musical instrument).
- The graceful look represents beauty and devotion towards God.
- Our artisan carves this sculpture with a single block of Sandstone, which increases its durability in many folds.
- It is completely one of a kind masterpiece. Any changes are possible on a customized piece, as per our Art Lover customer’s choice.
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