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Khajuraho has the largest group of medieval Hindu and Jain temples, famous for their erotic sculpture. The Khajuraho group of monuments has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The name Khajuraho, ancient “Kharjuravāhaka”, is derived from the Sanskrit words kharjura = date palm and vāhaka = “one who carries”.

The Khajuraho temples are made of sandstone. The builders didn’t use mortar: the stones were put together with mortise and tenon joints and they were held in place by gravity. This form of construction requires very precise joints. The columns and architraves were built with megaliths that weighed up to 20 tons.

These temples of Khajuraho have sculptures that look very realistic and are studied even today.

The temples are grouped into three geographical divisions: western, eastern and southern.

Amazing Sensual Rock Sculptures at Khajuraho

The Khajuraho temples do not contain sexual or erotic art inside the temple or near the deities; however, some external carvings bear erotic art. They portray that, for seeing the deity, one must leave his or her sexual desires outside the temple.

Amazing Sensual Rock Sculptures at Khajuraho

Amazing Sensual Rock Sculptures at Khajuraho

Amazing Sensual Rock Sculptures at Khajuraho

Some 10% of the carvings contain sexual themes; those reportedly do not show deities, they show sexual activities between people. The rest depict the everyday life of the common Indian of the time when the carvings were made, and of various activities of other beings. For example, those depictions show women putting on makeup, musicians, potters, farmers, and other folk.

Amazing Sensual Rock Sculptures at Khajuraho

Amazing Sensual Rock Sculptures at Khajuraho

Khajuraho temple complex offers a well-made light and sound show every evening. The first show is in English language and the second one in Hindi. The show is about an hour long and covers the history, philosophy and the art of sculpting of these temples. It is held in the open lawns in the temple complex.

Amazing Sensual Rock Sculptures at Khajuraho

Amazing Sensual Rock Sculptures at Khajuraho

Amazing Sensual Rock Sculptures at Khajuraho

The Khajuraho Dance Festival, held every year in February/March, is an opportunity for visitors to experience various classical Indian dances set against the backdrop of the Chitragupta or Vishwanath Temples.

Amazing Sensual Rock Sculptures at Khajuraho

Amazing Sensual Rock Sculptures at Khajuraho


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Posted by vivek gupta, on 02-08-2011 00:20, , Guest
The Khajuraho temples do not contain s or er0t!c art inside the temple or near the deities; however, some external carvings bear er0t!c art. They portray that, for seeing the deity, one must leave his or her s desires outside the temple. 
 
AND YOU WAS MAKING MONEY FROM YOUR KIND OF PEOPLE SO IT IS VERY GOOD THAT YOU ARE DEAD NOW. :cry
 

Posted by Dayal, on 26-07-2011 07:48, , Guest
Wow Very Very Best & Buty Colction :zzz
 

Posted by sachin, on 22-07-2011 11:16, , Guest
This is the real fact n the hHistory of India...... The Only n Only Indian Art n History is Discovered the whole world.... IF not, no one can understodd the Fact of Life n Hoe to leave Life....
 

Posted by hesham, on 21-07-2011 05:57, , Guest
very very nice sculptures..loved them
 

Posted by jailani, on 21-07-2011 05:16, , Guest
:cry :cry this is for M.F.HUSAIN
 

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