Apsara’s are a main attraction in the temples of Cambodia. But we, Hindu’s already know about them. Because these celestial beauties are part of our Mythology. They are depicted as such beautiful women that even Saints fall for their charms. They were irresistible. Vishwamitra, a well known saint, falls for the beauty of an apsara (Check out the wikipedia for his story… it’s quite interesting 🙂 )
These photographs were taken in one of the temples during our visit to Siem Reap. My friend and I even tried to imitate the first photograph to see if we could do that pose. It was funny and luckily, that portion of the temple in Ta Prohm was empty. So no one was seduced by our charms 😛
I love the delicate features etched around these apsaras like they were painted on a canvas and then framed.
“You can be gorgeous at thirty, charming at forty, and irresistible for the rest of your life.” – Coco Chanel
PS: Posted for this week’s Julie’s Travel Photo prompt.