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Glimpses of Erotic Sculptures at Khajuraho Group of Monuments

28 Oct

Khajuraho Group of Monuments is located in Madhya Pradesh, India. These groups of monuments are the largest group of medieval Hindu and Jain temples which are basically famous all around the world for their erotic sculptures. The temples were built during the Chandella Dynasty that reached its peak point between 950 and 1050 AD.

Khajuraho Temple

Kandariya Mahadev Temple in Khajuraho Group of Monuments
Image by John Ubinger on flickr.com

Total area of the complex is enclosed by a wall with eight originates and each of them bordered by two golden palm trees. Originally, there were 85 temples but now only 25 temples remain that falls into three distinct groups namely eastern, western & southern and follows Hinduism and Jainism styles. They scattered in an area of over 20 square kms. A perfect balance displays between the architecture and sculpture of the temples.

Sculptures at Khajuraho Temple

One of the many erotic sculptures at Khajuraho Temple
Image by GrandecapoEstiCazzi on flickr.com

The whole complex of Khajuraho illustrates a unique artistic creation, surprising quality, variety of scenes of amusements, sculpted decor of mythological repertory or amusements. All the temples are elegantly decorated on the outside. These temples are world famous for their exceptional art due to which they have been listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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Devi Jagadambi Temple

Some of the temples like Visvanatha, Parsvanatha and Vaidyanatha belong to the period of King Dhanga, who was the successor of Yasovarman. The Jagadambi, Chitragupta, are the most remarkable among the western group of temples of Khajuraho. Other temples are Vamana, Adinatha, Javari, Chaturbhuj and Duladeo, are the smaller temples but designed elegantly.

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Lakshmana Temple

The Khajuraho group of monuments and temples are esteemed for soaring terraces and functionally effective plans. The sculptural adornments include besides the clan images of parivara, avarana devatas, dikpalas, apsaras and sura-sundaris and all win universal applause for their exquisite, adolescent female forms of enchanting beauty. The apparel and embellishments embrace the winsome elegance and charisma.

Ercotic Sculptures at Khajuraho Temple

Ercotic sculptures of women
Image by east med wanderer on flickr.com

These temples serve as finest example of Indian architecture that have gained popularity mainly due to their precise depiction of sexual life during medieval time period. These erotic sculptures can be easily locate by anyone on Kandariya Mahadev Temple. The sexual art is located outside the temple or even near the deities. It has been said by many people that the erotic art suggests Tantric practices. Many sculptures, i.e. around 10% display the sexual activities between people rather than among deities. The rest of the sculptures depict the everyday life of the people including women putting on makeup, potters, musicians, farmers, etc.

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Sculptures on outside walls of one of the temples

The temple complex also offers an evening light and sound show. The show covers the history, philosophy and the art of sculpting of these temples and so enjoyed by most of the people. Two languages are preferred in the show, i.e. English and Hindi. One can choose according to their comfort and understanding of the language. Thus, nobody forgets any moment spent in Khajuraho temples for their whole life.

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17 responses to “Glimpses of Erotic Sculptures at Khajuraho Group of Monuments

  1. Ed

    October 28, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Excellent shots, they knew how to do architecture..:-)

     
  2. Ajay Kumar

    October 28, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Reblogged this on Ajay Kumar Shares.

     
  3. Harsha

    October 28, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Prefect Place to watch Medieval India..Amazing Architecture,Amazing Sculptures.. 😀

     
  4. Sonnja

    October 28, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Beautiful are the Monuments!
    Greetings, RW & SK

     
  5. ventisqueras

    October 28, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    molto conosciuto anche in occidente questo spettacolare monumento ( indipendentemente dall’argomento trattato)

    well known in the West this spectacular monument (regardless of subject matter)
    beautiful shots

     
  6. Carver

    October 28, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Great shots. I love the intricate carvings.

     
  7. Iksa

    October 29, 2013 at 8:56 am

    Great … I love the details ..

     
  8. antsjetiek

    October 30, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Beautifull monument

     
  9. Shakti Ghosal

    October 30, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    What one can see in India in terms of such heritage places, I would say, cannot be matched by any other country. Our problem continues to be the accompanying infrastructure.

    Great post and photographs.

    Shakti

     
  10. India Wildlife Blog

    October 31, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Great photos

     
  11. ladyfi

    October 31, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    What gorgeous architecture.

     
  12. sakuraandme

    November 27, 2013 at 3:24 am

    Great photos! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Enjoy the rest of your week, hugs from Oz, Paula xxx

     
  13. Minoru

    December 29, 2013 at 4:05 am

    Hi! Nice captures. There are very unique photos,I enjoyed them very much. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a happy new year.

     
  14. ansh997x

    November 9, 2014 at 6:19 am

    Lovely pics

     

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