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Bathing and Personal Hygiene in Ancient India

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Keywords: toilet, bathing, food, grooming, baths

Lady having an oil bath
Line drawing based on a painting from Nad Kalse
Bathing Scenes from History
Bathing Scenes
Man being assisted by two women to wash long hair
Line drawing based on a sculpture at Nad Kalse

A housewife receives a towel after her bath -- Bhatkal sculpture
Bathing Scenes
Bathing Scenes
Brass and copper vessels used in storing and heating water

Aquatic acrobatics: Sougandhikaparinaya
Bathing Scenes from History
Social Life in Medieval Karnataka
Social Life in Medieval Karnataka

The Clothes Thief
Girls bathing in the river begging Krishna to return their clothes.

Bathing Scene
Illustration from Sougandhika Parinaya - 19th Century

Woman in her Bath-robe
Wooden sculpture (Kashta-Shilapa) from Nanjangudu
Washing Long Hair
A Woman holds a towel as another washes her hair
Detail from a temple sculpture, Bhatkal, 16th century A.D.


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