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Goddess of Dance, Indrani


Goddess of Dance, Indrani
7th Century, Kashmir
Sri Pratap Museum 

This Goddess of Dance, Indrani
7th Century, Kashmir
Sri Pratap Museum

This one was came from Badamibagh in 1926. About 20 other were found in Pandrethan between 1923 and 1933 while digging of military barracks were going on in the area. More than 500 relics were found. Now not much remains.

Kashmiri Dancing Girl at Shalimar
photograph by Herford Tynes Cowling,
 for National Geographic Magazine, October 1929.


Vyjayanthimala in Amrapali inserted into a comic panel based on story of Hamsavali from Somadeva's Kathasaritsagara.
Somadeva, son of Brahman Rama, composed the Kathasaritasagara (between 1063 and 1081) for Queen Suryavati, daughter of Indu, the king of Trigarta (Jalandhar). She was the wife of King Anantadeva, who ruled Kashmir in the eleventh century. The story of Suryavati, Ananta, Kalsa and Harsha is perhaps the gruesomest tale from Rajatarangini that ends with Anata killing himself by sitting on a dagger and Suryavati going ablaze.  
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