Aranyani is a Hindu Goddess of Forests and the Animals that dwell within them. Aranyani is described as being elusive, fond of quiet glades in the jungle, and fearless of remote places. She wears anklets with bells, and though seldom seen, She can be heard by the tinkling of Her anklets. She is also described as a dancer. Her worship has declined in modern day Hinduism, and it is rare to find a temple dedicated to Aranyani now.
Jasmine Tookes is styled by Tetsuharu Kubota in a black magnificence that is as unconscious, as front of mind. Maher Jridi chooses sumptuous opulence with tribal overtones suitable for an African goddess ‘In A State Of Grace’ for Lurve magazine’s fall issue.