Charming Beauties and Frightful Beasts - Non-Human Animals in South Asian Myth, Ritual and Folklore - Fabrizio M. Ferrari

Charming Beauties and Frightful Beasts - Non-Human Animals in South Asian Myth, Ritual and Folklore - Fabrizio M. Ferrari

Monstrous Animals on Hindu Temples, with Special Reference to Khajuraho

Charming Beauties and Frightful Beasts - Non-Human Animals in South Asian Myth, Ritual and Folklore - Fabrizio M. Ferrari

David Smith
Lancaster University

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This chapter discusses possible meanings for these monsters; and in particular addresses the most specific problem posed by the vyālas at Khajuraho, as: What might be the significance of their constant propinquity to apasarases, the dancing girls of the gods?

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Smith, David. Monstrous Animals on Hindu Temples, with Special Reference to Khajuraho. Charming Beauties and Frightful Beasts - Non-Human Animals in South Asian Myth, Ritual and Folklore. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 15 - 31 Oct 2013. ISBN 9781908049599. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=21341. Date accessed: 18 Oct 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.21341. Oct 2013

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