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Book: Charming Beauties and Frightful Beasts

Chapter: Monstrous Animals on Hindu Temples, with Special Reference to Khajuraho

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.21341


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?

Chapter Contributors

  • David Smith ( - davidsmith1) 'Lancaster University'