Sculptures at Chithraguptha Temple, Khajuraho

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Khajuraho, the small town in Madhya Pradesh, is home to an amazing variety of sculptures. The most remarkable of them, however, is an array of beautiful sculptures noted for both their artistic and sensuous qualities.

There are many interpretations regarding the presence of such sculptures here. There are many who believe that these sculptures are manifestations of love postures described in the classical Indian text Kama Sutra which is a dissertation on human lovemaking by the sage Vatsyayana.

In India, the concept of Tantric sex, or connecting physical pleasure with the spiritual pursuits is a prestigious one. In this context, sexual acts get a ritual symbolic element and they become a journey to spiritualism. In the sculptures of Khajuraho, one may percieve these two elements of the physical and the spiritual. 


Whatever it may be, the sculptures of Khajuraho are far away from being purely physical or material. The physical union between man and woman is portrayed as the human counterpart of the cosmic function of creation. The video shows the erotic sculptures on the walls of Duladeo temple.

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