Where Gods love…..

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection” 
― Gautama Buddha

Sringara is one of the nine rasas, which forms the basis of all classical Indian arts like theatre, music, dance, poetry and sculpture. Rasa means the flavour and ‘Sringar-Rasa’ is mostly about romantic love, attraction, beauty and erotic love. Indian arts revolve around the relationship between a man and woman which translates into divine love.

 Many ancient Indian temples are adorned with sculptures where Gods and Goddesses are depicted in erotic postures. Female figures involved in beauty regimen are also part of the sculptures that adorn the temple walls. the best examples are the famous Khajuraho temples in state of Madhya Pradesh. Many temples were destroyed by Muslim invaders and British who considered these representations unholy and vile.

Today the world practices Indian Yoga and the book of Kamasutra is still sought for. Ancient Indians never made making love a taboo instead they taught how to perfect it. Relationship between two consenting adults is a natural thing and by depicting it on temple walls they announced that even the Gods made love with their consorts hence it was a divine act.



About shoma abhyankar

I like to believe that I am a creative person. I read, write, paint, sketch, rustle up some quick and some elaborate meals for friends and family, love chess, su-doku and scrabble, can hum an old Hindi song tentatively, always stand up for women rights, hate fake people, bugs, roaches, spiders and cigarette smokers!! I graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Architecture in 1998. Soon after, I married an officer in Indian Air Force and have been on move since then. For a brief time of two years when we were posted in Pune, I worked as a junior architect in a firm. Being aware of frequent movement that we would have to live with, I chose to be a homemaker and concentrated on creating a warm and welcoming home for my family. But sitting at home without any creative activity was not my cup of tea. I learnt candle making and soon put up an exhibition at Poona Club when my daughter was barely a year old. I also enjoyed a short stint as a home-based entrepreneur, supplying chocolates and cakes on demand, while we were posted in Bareilly. With an inclination towards writing, I completed a diploma in ‘Creative Writing in English’ from Symbiosis College of Distance Learning, Pune. Then I discovered the blogosphere. Now I hope to not only travel and share my experiences with the world but also to pen a book someday....
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