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Item:183891039187Antique Cambodia Khmer Bronze Apsara Figurine Statue bell Hindu Lord Shiva Rare Apsasaras are dancing female figures depicted on the walls of Ankgor Wat An Apsara (Sanskrit: अप्सराः apsarāḥ, plural अप्सरसः apsarasaḥ, stem apsaras-, a feminine consonant stem, អប្សរា), is also known as Vidhya Dhari or Tep Apsar (ទេពអប្សរ) in Khmer, Accharā (Pāli) or A Bố Sa La Tư (Vietnamese), Bidadari (Indonesian and Malay), Biraddali (Tausug), Hapsari or Widadari (Javanese) and Apson (Thai: อัปสร). English translations of the word "Apsara" include "nymph," "celestial nymph," and "celestial maiden." In Indian religions, Apsaras are beautiful, supernatural female beings. They are youthful and elegant, and superb in the art of dancing. They are often wives of the Gandharvas, the court musicians of Indra. They dance to the music made by the Gandharvas, usually in the palaces of the gods, entertain and sometimes seduce gods and men. As ethereal beings who inhabit the skies, and are often depicted taking flight, or at service of a god, they may be compared to angels. Apsaras are said to be able to change their shape at will, and rule over the fortunes of gaming and gambling.Urvasi, Menaka, Rambha, Tilottama and Ghritachi are the most famous among them. Apsaras are sometimes compared to the muses of ancient Greece, with each of the 26 Apsaras at Indra's court representing a distinct aspect of the performing arts. They are associated with fertility rites. There are two types of Apsaras; Laukika (worldly), of whom thirty-four are specified, and Daivika (divine), of which there are ten The Bhagavata Purana also states that the Apsaras were born from Kashyap and Muni. These goddesses are found in the carvings on the walls in the Angkor Wat Complex in Siem Reap, Cambodia. They are widely seen particularly in Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Bayon and Ta Prohm. There are over 1,000 carvings of these dancing female goddesses in Angkor Wat alone. Apasaras are depicted wearing a variety of jewelry, hair, clothing, floral ornaments and different stances.they were carefully handled and typically remain in good condition. This one is in quite good condition, with no dents. Flying goddesses like apsaras manifest from the Sea of Milk at Angkor Wat & Indonesian rice goddess, Dewi Sri's accouterments & demeanor are reminiscent of the devata of Angkor Wat. Dewi Sri is associated with rice, water, the moon & has dominion over the underworld & Naga race, progenitors of the Khmers. Cambodia's goddess is Po Ino Nogar, associated with Hindu goddess Uma. Po Ino Nogar is revered because she brings fertility & agricultural bounty to earth & its people. Like heavenly apsaras seen at Angkor Wat, she is associated with the sky, clouds & water, symbolized as a gentle rain. Po Ino Nogar is polyandrous, with 97 husbands. She has 38 daughters, one daughter is Pajau Tan, & she is a divine healer. According to legend, Pajau Tan was so successful raising the dead that she disrupted normal life & was finally sent to live on the moon. Another daughter of Po Ino Nogar is Mouse Queen Po Bya Tikuh, to stem the threat mice pose to the rice crop. In Thailand Mae Posop is honored as the goddess of fertility & abundance. Since ancient times, Cambodian & Thai royalty have commemorated the beginning of the rice growing season with an annual Royal Plowing Day Ceremony in May. Even when not directly concerned with the cultivation of rice, the Rice Mother must be propitiated. At the end of a meal children often raise their hands palm to palm in thanksgiving to Rice Mother. Her ire is incurred if, when eating, one allows grains of rice to fall to the floor, if these grains are stepped on, or leftover rice is discarded. If one wishes to criticize the way rice has been cooked, one must beg Rice Mother's pardon first & then politely make one's complaint. When fed to animals, main source of food for cats, dogs, pigs, chickens, ducks, cows & buffalo - rice must be offered in a container, not scattered on the ground, for the Rice Mother's wrath may be incurred. The threatening danger is that she will leave the offender & only bad luck will surround him without her. Description Material : Bronze Origin : Cambodia (Kmer) Size metric : 16 cm height x 5 cm wide (Approx). Size inches : 6 x 2 inches Shipping • I will ship to verify PayPal address only. Please make sure your address in PayPal is the same as your shipping address. All items will be shipped within 3 business days upon receipt of payment • It usually take approximately 12-25 business days to delivery item to your hands, depends on postal process. • Free Shipping Handling WORLDWIDE. The package will be shipped directly from Thailand via Economy Small package Airmail and Tacking number. Payment We ONLY accept payment via PayPal, other payment is not acceptable. Please check the rules of Agriculture in your country before submit your purchase order, we reserve the right to not refund in case of any destroy from custom.Region of Origin:Cambodia (Kmer), Primary Material:Bronze, Type:Apsara Statue bell, Original//Reproduction:Original
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