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The Khajuraho Sex Temples is a Group of 1000-year-old Temples

 


"Sex Temples" of Khajuraho, India. Photos

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of the Khajuraho
Temples of Love
 

The Khajuraho Group of Monuments is a group of 20 Hindu and Jain temples in India, Madhya Pradesh, located near the small town of Khajuraho, about 600 km of Delhi, are well known far outside India. These temples are Hindu and Jain sanctuaries and were built about 1000 years ago. The temple Sikhara, they say, is connected to Kailas - the Sacred Mount  in Tibet. The Temples are nicknamed "Churches of Love" for their sex sculptures.

The temples were abandoned, overgrown forest, and it saved them from breakdown by Muslims. In 1830 the Temples in Khajuraho were rediscovered.

The Temples of Love are decorated with a quantity of exceptional stone sculptures. This art represents the daily life of Indians. The sculpture symbolically tell of four targets of life referred to in Hinduism - kama, dharma, artha and moksha. Over 90% of the art work at the temple is about daily life and symbolic values in ancient Indian culture. So - only 10% of temple's wall art are the stone sexual sculptures. These iconographic carvings contain sexual themes and various sexual poses.

But Khajuraho temples are famous for their stone sex sculptures. Some scholars suggest these to be tantric sexual practices. And other scholars state that the sex arts are part of Hindu tradition of treating kama as a proper and essential part of human life, and its explicit or symbolic display is common in Hindu temples.

Temple of Love. The erotic sculptures. Khajuraho temples, India
The erotic sculptures of Khajuraho temple

The art at the temple's walls. Khajuraho temples, India
The art at the temple's walls

'Temple of Love'. The sexual sculptures on the walls
The wall of Temple. The sexual art

Sexual and erotic sculpture, Photo 1. Khajuraho the Temple of Love. India
The famous erotic sculpture displayed
at the wall of Khajuraho Church.

Sexual and erotic sculpture, Photo 2. Khajuraho the Temple of Love. India

Erotic sculptures


Sexual and erotic sculpture, Photo 3. Khajuraho the Temple of Love. India
indian temple nude photos

Khajuraho temples are famous
for their sex sculptures

Khajuraho iconographic carvings contain
various sexual poses
Kandariya Mahadeva temple. Khajuraho temples, India. Erotic sculptures
Erotic sculptures on the external walls
of the Kandariya Mahadeva Temple

"...most notoriously ... lovemaking couples."

James McConnachie, History of Kamasutra

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Over 90% of the art work at the temple is about daily life
90% of the sculptures at the temple's walls are
images of people engaged in usual daily activities.
(the non-sex images).

Khajuraho the Temples of Love. Khajuraho temples, India
Khajuraho "the Temples of Love"

 

About 20 temples have survived. Khajuraho temples, India
About 20 temples have survived

 

There are Hindu and Jain temples. Khajuraho temples, India
There are Hindu and Jain temples

   
             

Sexual and erotic sculpture, Photo 2. Khajuraho temples, India
Sexual sculpture

 

Sexual art, Photo 3
Sexual and erotic art

 

Erotic, Photo 1
Erotic sculpture

 

There arts cover numerous aspects of human life
Usual life of Hindus

             

Sex sculpture photo 1. Temples of Khajuraho, India
Sex sculpture photo 1

 

Sex sculpture photo 2
Sexual 2

 

Sculpture photo 3
Sex sculpture 3

 

Sex sculpture photo 4. Temples of Khajuraho, India
Sex sculpture 4

             

Sex sculpture photo 5. India
Erotic sculpture 5

 

Sculpture 6.Khajuraho, India
Erotic art 6

 

Sculpture 7
Sex art 7

 

Khajuraho Souvenir
Souvenir

             

 

 

The art at the temple's walls. Khajuraho temples, India
The art at the temple's walls

 

There are thousands art works. Khajuraho, India
There are thousands art works

 

 

Kandariya Mahadeva temple. Khajuraho temples, India
Kandariya Mahadeva
temple

Kandariya Mahadeva temple. India
Fragment of Kandariya
Mahadeva temple

Two dogs
Two dogs
(the non-sex images)

The Shikara ceiling. Khajuraho temples, India
The Shikara ceiling
(the non-sex images)




Nude (art)

The nude figure is a tradition in Western art, and has been used to express ideals of female and male beauty and other human qualities. Nude figure was a central preoccupation of Ancient Greek art, and after the Middle Ages returned to a central position in Western art with the Renaissance. Dancers, athletes and warriors are depicted to express human life and energy, and nudes in various poses may express basic or complex emotions such as pathos. In one sense, a nude is a work of fine art that has as its primary subject the unclothed human body, forming a subject genre of art, in the same way as landscapes and still life. Unclothed figures often also play a part in other types of art, such as history painting, including religious and allegorical art, the decorative arts, or portraiture.

Due to its durability, it is in sculpture that we see the full, nearly unbroken history of the nude from the Stone Age to the present. Figures, usually of the naked female, have been found in the Balkan region dating back to 7,000 BCE  and continue to this day to be generated. In the Indian and Southeast Asian sculpture tradition nudes were frequently adorned with bracelets and jewelry that tended to "punctuate their charms and demarcate the different parts of their bodies much as developed musculature does in the male."

From Wikipedia

The walls of the temples of Khajuraho are highly decorated with art carved sculptures. Although temples of Khajuraho are renowned for their sexual art, sexual themes make up less than 10% of the temples walls art. Nay, most sex scene panels are balanced with the non- sexual arts. The wall arts cover numerous aspects of human life and values considered important in Hindu pantheon.