Apsaras, Angkor Wat
“These are… carvings of Apsaras and they are Khmer angels. They possess great beauty and are often portrayed as voluptuous beings. Buddhists believe that Apsaras descend on Earth to replace the old ones already here guarding the Earth, once every Khmer New Year. This year the (Khmer New Year) was celebrated last April 14-16 and Cambodians welcome the new batch of Apsaras by offering food and lighting candles. A lot of Apsaras are carved in the walls and galleries of ancient Khmer temples such as Angkor Wat, and they are still in perfect detail and condition, as if (they) were carved only recently…. Hope you like it.” I do, and henceforth you shall be known as ap-Zarah.