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STORIES AND MYTHS AROUND THE EROTIC SCULPTURES OF KHAJURAHO

Perhaps no other destination evokes so many different responses like Khajuraho does. The erotic sculptures of Khajuraho are the cynosure of all eyes and yet, you get varied reactions from people who visit the town. While some are cynical, others cringe. A few are embarrased, others are disappointed. The guides with poker faces point to " an oral activity" or a " group activity", while most tourists giggle or look away. The vendors on the street sell kamasutra packaged as paintings or books or crude carvings depicting various forms of lovemaking. And yet, there is an intrigue around the erotic sculptures of Khajuraho that adorn the walls of these temples. We wonder why the Chandelas, who ruled over 1000 years ago built these monuments which represent love and lust in various forms. And it is not just the Chandelas. Lets revisit India during the 9th- 12th centuries – from North to South, there are many temples with erotic sculptures. The Chalukyas and the Hoysala temples have carved them on their walls, even if they are not as explicit as those in Khajuraho or Konark.

Erotic Temple Khajuraho
Erotic Temple Khajuraho
Erotic Temple Khajuraho
Erotic Temple Khajuraho
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Erotic Temple Khajuraho
Erotic Temple Khajuraho
Erotic Temple Khajuraho
Erotic Temple Khajuraho
Erotic Temple Khajuraho
Erotic Temple Khajuraho
Erotic Temple Khajuraho
Erotic Temple Khajuraho
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