This article is based on research presented by Trudy Jacobsen in her book “Lost Goddesses: The Denial of Female Power in the History of Cambodia”.
Set like a gem among fertile ricefields, the 11th century Rajarani Temple is a breathtaking example of of Orissan style. It is also an immediate architectural predecessor of the Khmer Empire’s greatest monuments.
Yogini, devata, goddesses…or goblins? Ancient Asian religions worshiped women in many forms. How do the sacred women of India’s famous Chaunsat Yogini Temple and the Women of Angkor Wat compare?
Chausath Yogini Temple-Complete Inventory of Goddesses, Yogini and Gods based on the Archaeological Survey of India report from 1873-75.
Ms. Desai’s book covers a broad range of topics including the history of the Khajuraho monuments, their architectural components and she addresses controversies inspired by their erotic content. Book Review of Khajuraho by Devangana Desai