Indian Temples and Their Reality with ‘Erotic’ Sculptures

Situated in different parts of India, these ancient temples have a lot more to offer than simply ‘Blessings and Prashad’.

Spirituality and cultures are two elements that Indian society is known for. The deep-rooted history and culture have so much to offer to the lineages. Indians even worship Kama, the deity of sexual desire. We, therefore, have sensual sculptures on our temples, which is just normal. Although the home of Vatsyayana and his Kama Sutra, India has always been viewed as a conservative nation. However, our ancestors might not agree with this modern ideology that is being followed these days in India.

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You will find some fascinating and ‘sensuous’ sculptures and paintings not only on the walls of many ancient temples.

If you explore the country profoundly, you will find some fascinating and ‘sensuous’ sculptures and paintings not only on the walls of historical monuments but also on ancient temples. Undoubtedly, many questions have been raised about the sculptures and paintings, but there is a deep-rooted history behind these erotic carvings on the walls of these temples. Before digging deep into the reason behind these sculptures, let’s take a look at some of these temples.

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Khajuraho temples are sited in the little town of Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh.

Beginning with two of the most famous of the lot, Khajuraho Temple and The Sun Temple. Khajuraho temples are sited in the little town of Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, after which they were given their name. The city, which is in Madhya Pradesh’s Chattarpur district, is home to magnificent architecture and enthralling historical tales. The four aims of Hinduism—Dharma, Artha, Kama, and Moksha—are depicted in the artwork outside the temple, which is thought to be the most fascinating by visitors. Hence, countless erotic carvings have fascinated travelers.

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The artwork outside the temple is thought to be the most fascinating by visitors.

On the other hand, The Sun Temples are present in diverse regions of India. However, Konark and Gujrat are majorly known for the Sun Temples. The temple, which is dedicated to the Sun God and is also known as the ‘Black Pagoda,’ was built in the first half of the 11th and 13th centuries. Build such a long time back in history, the temples are no longer functional. Alongside, the carvings of the temples have also been ruined as a result of natural calamities over the years.

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According to beliefs, to access the holy grounds of a temple, a person must cast off all lust and carnal desires.

The erotic engravings on the temple walls are the subject of many interpretations and explanations put up by historians and experts. One of the prevailing beliefs holds that in order to access the holy grounds of a temple, a person must cast off all lust and carnal desires. He must understand how to restrain or regulate such desires. This explains why all of these carvings in some notable Hindu temples are only visible on the exterior walls and not within the buildings. It means that people must leave any sexual ideas and wants outside before entering the building.

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