In this paper we inquire into the beauty and beauty art in Hindu epic literature, such as Mahabharata, Ramayana and so on. This is just a preliminary theoretical study on the theme and so the details of beauty art (makeup, ornaments, dress & etc.) which have been so far occasionally examined are not dealt with by us.
We take beauty as luster of appearance and define beauty art as a technique for the increase and decrease of luster. We go on to examine the various aspects of beauty and beauty art, considering such various view-points as  beauty is alluring power,  the relation between appearance and inner qualities,  two types of beautification: by removal of stains and by equipment of shining elements,  bad nature of frail women. Especially view-point  is related to the religious relation between men and gods in India. In the same way,  corresponds to the duality of body and soul which is very important for understanding Indian culture.