Sculptures in temples in Kumbakonam: photo 160
Photo 160 of 640 in Gallery: Sculptures in temples in Kumbakonam
Image title: Figure 159. Celestial nymph Urvasi
This sculpture shows two Rsis trying to pray and the Apsara Rambha or Urvasi tries to distract them.
Kumbakonam is considered as one of the holiest places in Tamil Nadu and is known for its temples and Mathas (monasteries which were centres of Brahmanical learning). These photographs depict the connection between the sculptures in the temples and Natya Shastra and related texts dealing with iconography.