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Khajuraho Temples of Love. Photos        18+

 
 

The "Temples of Love" of Khajuraho. Photos

The "Sex Temples"
of Khajuraho
 

Khajuraho is a small town situated in India, in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Khajuraho is well known for its ancient temples and erotic sculpture. The Khajuraho Group of Monuments - "Temples of Love" - are the major attraction of Khajuraho, and attracts the tourists from all over the world. Sculpturers were known by the name of “Shilp-shastri”, which means one who does sculpture art. There are certain temples, where you can see the interesting and beautiful stonework.

Khajuraho the Temples of Love. Khajuraho temples, India. That 20 Temples
20 Hindu and Jine
Temples in Khajuraho
 Photo 1

One of the 20 temples at Khajuraho, India
Khajuraho "the Temples of Love". One of the 20 temples
Photo 2


There are Hindu and Jain temples. Khajuraho temples, India
"The Temples of Love". There are Hindu and Jain. Churches. Photo 3


Kandariya Mahadeva temple. Khajuraho temples, India
Khajuraho "the Temples of Love". Kandariya Mahadeva temple. 4


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 of Love". The sexual art

Sexual and erotic sculpture, Photo 2. Khajuraho temples, India
"Temple of Love". The sexual and erotic sculptures on the walls


Sexual and erotic sculpture, Photo 3. Khajuraho temples, India
The sexual and erotic art

Sexual and erotic sculpture, Photo 14. Khajuraho temples, India
"Temple of Love". Kama Sutra sculptures of Khajuraho, famous throughout the world

The Khajuraho Temples, India. Sex sculpture 4
Sex sculpture in impossible sexual pose

The Khajuraho Temples, India. Sex sculpture 3
Khajuraho Temple of Love. Sex sculpture 3

           

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

 

Sex sculpture photo 2
Sexual sculpture 2

 

Sex sculpture 5. India
Erotic sculpture 5

 
           

Sculpture 6.Khajuraho, India
Erotic art 6

 

Sculpture 7
Sex art 7

 

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

 
           

The erotic sculptures
The erotic sculptures

 

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

 

Khajuraho Souvenir
Khajuraho. Souvenir

 

 

Kandariya Mahadeva temple. Khajuraho temples, India
Kandariya Mahadeva
temple

Kandariya Mahadeva temple. India
Fragment of Kandariya
Mahadeva temple

Two dogs
Two dogs

The Shikara ceiling. Khajuraho temples, India
The Shikara ceiling


"The apogee of erotic art" - writes James McConnachie about these Temples (History of Kamasutra)

The Khajuraho Churches gained popularity for the sex sculpture, but 90% of the sculptures show usual life of people. Nevertheless, these temples are known exactly as "Temples of Love".
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While most religious schools abhor sex and hold it as a degrading act for human soul, Tantra says that sexual energy, if channelized according to the methods mentioned in Tantric canons, can unite the tantra-practitioner with the supreme being (Shiva).
Sculptures at Khajuraho are a bold and honest description of this concept. They showcase the gradual transcendence of human sexual energy. The outer walls are full of sexual allegory. Humans are depicted indulging in carnal pleasure in every variation that can be conceptualized by human brain.
Gajendra Sikarwar, Spiritual Writer, History buff and an Engineer. Living in India.   quora.com


The Khajuraho Temples have several thousand sculptures and art works. Some 10% of these iconographic carvings contain sexual themes and various sexual poses. A common misconception is that, since the old structures with carvings in Khajuraho are temples, the carvings depict sex between deities; however the kama arts represent diverse sexual expressions of different human beings.
There is iconographic symbolism embedded in the arts displayed in Khajuraho temples. Core Hindu values are expressed in multitude of ways. Even the Kama scenes, when seen in combination of sculptures that precede and follow, depict the spiritual themes such as moksha. In the words of Stella Kramrisch,

This state which is “like a man and woman in close embrace” is a symbol of moksa, final release or reunion of two principles, the essence (Purusha) and the nature (Prakriti).
— Stella Kramrisch, 1976

The Khajuraho temples have a rich display of elaborately carved sculptures. Whilst Khajuraho temples are famous for their "Kamasutra" sculptures, sexual themes occupy less than 10% of the Khajuraho temples sculpture. Moreover, most sex scene panels are balanced with the non- sexual arts. The art themes cover numerous aspects of human life and values considered major in Hindu pantheon.

P.S. Someone writes ""Khajuharo". Of course, ""Khajuharo" is wrong, correctly to write "Khajuraho".