Welcome Lady Statue
Materials: This Apsara statue is made of brown sandstone (Pujarini). 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.
The woman in this statue is a representation of a woman craftsperson who dedicated her life to worshipping and serving a deity or a temple. In a Pottukattu belief that was somewhat comparable to a wedding celebration, the engagement took place.
These women not only maintained the temple and the rituals associated with offering, but they also studied and prepared traditional Indian creative forms including Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, and Odissi. Due to the fact that dancing and music played a big part in temple worship, they had a high social position.
After becoming Devadasis, the women would devote their time determining sacred rites, rituals, and dances. Lady statue was 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.
Devadasis were the women who performed dancing performances inside the temple. Mahari, also known as the welcome lady statue, refers to “those wonderful ladies who can control their five senses and their natural human desires and may surrender themselves fully to God.” Mahari translates to Mahan Nari, or the lady who deals with God. Devadasis are Sebayatas who worship God via dance and music, according to Sri Chaitanyadev.
The Devadasis dances are mentioned in the 1956 Odisha Gazette. They followed two daily regimens. At the Sakala Dhupa, the Bahara Gaaunis would dance. Lord Jagannatha will grant the worshippers a darshana after breakfast (the devotees). The Rajaguru (the court guru), together with musicians, would perform a Devadasi in the central hall while dancing next to the Garuda stambha (pillar). They could be watched by the crowd and would solely execute pure dancing.
At the Badashinghara, the principal ritual for adorning and clothing God, the Bhitara Gaunis would perform. Male sebayatas would initially receive Lord Jagannatha at night, fanning and adorning him with flowers.
A Bhitara Gaauni would then enter the room after they had departed, stand at the door (Jaya Vijaya), sing Gita Govinda songs, and maybe engage in a ceremonial dance. The guard would then seal the main gate when she had returned outside and acknowledged that the Lord had fallen asleep.
Eleven temple musicians and nine Devadasis are included in the 1956 Orissa Gazette. By 1980, only Harapriya, Kokilaprabha, Parashmani, and Shashimani were still living as Devadasis. Only Shashimani and Parashmani were still living as of 1998.
Although Shashimani and Parashmani participated in some of the annual temple ceremonies, including Nabakalebara, Nanda Utsava, and Duara Paka during Bahuda Jatra, the daily ceremonial dance had stopped.
A female artist is assigned to worship and serve a god or a temple in India for the rest of her garden angel statue life. These enormous monuments are well-liked around the world for elevating any landscape’s splendour.
- The sheer prominence of this Apsara statue is mesmerizing.
- This Angel Sculpture will bring beauty to any landscape.
- In this figure, a dancing lady is standing in a devotional pose.
- The graceful look of this apsara represents beauty and devotion towards God.
- Our artisan carves this sculpture with a single block of brown sandstone, which increases the durability of this welcome lady statue
in many folds.
- It is completely one of a kind masterpiece. Any changes are possible on a customized piece of Apsara Statue, as per our Art Lover customer’s choice.
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