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The Great Delight -- An Essay on the Spiritual Background of the Erotic Sculpture of Konarak

Title:The Great Delight -- An Essay on the Spiritual Background of the Erotic Sculpture of Konarak
Author:Anand, Mulk Raj
Publication:Marg
Enumeration:Vol. 12 Issue no. 1; December 1958, p. 44-58
Abstract:The article attempts to remove the misconceptions regarding the Konarak sculptures, and explains the Indian belief that the whole of creation is a result of the union of the male and female principles. The spontaneity of desire expressed in the sculptures is explained in the light of religious and philosophical thought, and the cult of sun worship.

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