• Apsara in a Khmer Temple, Cambodia

    A beautiful celestial dancer, this apsara (អប្សរា) is in Preah Khan Temple, Cambodia.

  • Hoysala Apsara, a Celestial Dancing Goddess

      This Hoysala apsara (अप्सराः)(from South-Central/South-Western India) would have been carved about the same time as those famous apsaras in Angkor Wat, Cambodia.  These were the celestial dancers of Indra’s court, often sent out to seduce individual sages who were becoming too powerful because of their austerities.