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Group of Temples at Khajuraho
Exclusive Khajuraho tour packages to visit Temples of KhajurahoTemples of Khajuraho listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Centre, is considered to be one of the “seven wonders” of India. Khajuraho Temples in India serves as fine examples of Indian architectural styles and the Temples, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh have gained popularity due to their explicit depiction of the traditional way of amorous lifestyle of medieval times.
Temples of Khajuraho lie in the central Indian state Madhya Pradesh. These groups of temples in Khajuraho were listed by UNESCO in 1986 in list of world cultural heritage sites. Between the periods of 950 A.D. to 1050 A.D., this small village Khajuraho experienced an astonishing enlightenment of architecture. It was the capital of the Chandela Dynasty, a warrior Rajput tribe, who fought and triumphed here and built temples for their Gods as a sign of a powerful tribe. Of the formerly 85 temples built 1000 years ago, only 25 are maintained yet today. They belong to the artistic miracles of the world.
The largest and most important temples belong to the attractively designed Western Group of Temples in the middle of a green park. All temples lie on high terraces that one climbs over a central stairway. These temples are not surrounded like others in India by a wall and are erected directly on the ground. Visitors see that the construction of each temple is decorated with erotic figures up to the last angle. The projecting corners portray nymphs, erotic women figures, Gods in cosmic evolutions, person, fear, doubt, jealousy, love and completed passion. Together they represent the finest and best art of the medieval period of India.
The main temple over 100-feet-tall shows in three rows, in almost four-foot-high figures, life around 1000 A.D. At this temple, 872 statues were counted–226 inside and 646 outside-and all are perfectly shaped. These statues form the “cosmic energy” of “erotic” figures.
Celebration of Kamasutra and Womanhood
These temples are famous because of the erotic scenes that represent scenes out of the tantra (principles of divine energy) rituals. In addition there are representations of battles, dances, animal fight, everyday life, pictures of Gods and fable animals, flowers and plant ornaments. The abundance and the beauty of the figures cannot be seen with deep admiration for the details in each and every piece of art.
The figures of almost naked women with luscious breasts and feminine roundness of their belly, hips and shoulders dominate the outer wall of temples. These erotic figures hold together the sense and purpose of these temples. The female body symbolizes the cosmic feminine energy. The gorgeous faces of men and women are frequently represented. The scenes show women in various activities: woman seeing herself in the hand mirror, one removes her suspender or garter belt, another undresses herself, one writes a letter, another conceals herself shy behind a hand.
Other figures are seen carrying earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, and belts. They are highly grown up, have narrow hips, full, high and round breasts and spindle-shaped legs that are perfectly shaped. The faces are sharply cut that indicated eyes through long, almond-shaped slits under arched eyebrows. Some of the erotic figures show group sex and even sex with animals.
In the interior of the temples, no love scenes are found. Here it concerned only the beauty of the divine energies. In the outside area, however the sensual side of the divine energy is represented. It becomes illustrated corresponding to the descriptions of the different physical unions in the “Kama-sutra” that in the 4th – 5th century composed aphorisms over the sexuality. Many positions show the union of the bodies in yoga positions. The sexual energy becomes celebrated in all its variants.