WOMEN AS GODDESS IN INDIAN ART
Keywords:Mother Goddess, Garbh, Hand Modelled Figures, Lakshna, Mahishasur, Anthromorphic
In India, we find the worship of great mother in varying forms. The Female figures from Indus civilization indicate the fertility cult. , the early records of terracotta sculpture are the evidences. Since IInd century A.D. Devi Durga, Lakshmi and Matraka are remain popular and worshipped. The goddess on a lion depicted first time in Kushan Period. Some of the goddess is the anthromorphic personification of nature. The Yakshis are the nature goddess. In Folk societies, socialization, education, recreation and communication of new ideas moral values and knowledge are inculcated by the women. They are the active bearer of oral tradition in India.
Subamanyam K.G., Moving Focus, New Delhi, pg 105
Desai Devangana, Goddesses in clay-the ritual art of the Indian people, India, New Delhi pg 107
Ibid, pg 108
www.google.com; John Guy, Indian Temple Sculpture,Chenni, pg157-169
John Guy, Indian Temple Sculpture,Chenni, pg157-169
John Guy, Ibid
MukhopadhyayDurga Das, Folk Art and Social Communication, New Delhi, pg 50
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