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IN Travel & Adventure ON 24 Jun, 2015
India has numerous temples known for their unique features. Some temples are caught by everyone's eyes because of their shocking designs. There are many temples that have a detailed depiction of sex and erotica. These temples attract many tourists towards them because of such erotic depiction on the walls.
Sexual depiction in statues has an essence that they are built to honour the Gods. All the symbols became the outshine of the temples. These temples also have animals other than men, and women in erotic positions. Well, Indians also have a god for sex, Kama. So it is believed that even temples will have erotic sculptures. Erotic sculptures are considered 'holy' and 'pure'. These sculptures relieve all your desires and lust.
Osian is a town located in the Jodhpur at Rajasthan. The town was an important trading center in the Gupta period. It is the center of Brahmanism and Jainism. Osian has the cluster of ruined Brahmanical and Jain temples. They all belong to 8th to 11th centuries.
The walls of the temple have erotic and sexual imagery. It clears that Jain temples also have such imagery and sculptures. The Jain temples had tales of Jain priests that are carved on the walls.
Sun Temple is a 13th-century Sun Temple located in Konark, Odisha. Around AD 1250 the temple was built by King Narasimhadeva I of Eastern Ganga Dynasty. Temple has a shape of the gigantic chariot. Temple has carved stone wheels, pillars and walls. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The wheels of the temple are sundials that are used to calculate time accurately.
Temple is also known by the name 'Black Pagoda'. It's erotic sculptures of "Maithunas" make the temple more special. They are a depiction of Indian sex-symbolism that is 'sacramental' in its likeness to the union of the individual soul with the universal spirit.
Temple of Jagannath Rai is a big tourist attraction in Udaipur. Jagdish Mandir is the major monument in Udaipur. The temple completed in the year 1651. The structure of the temple is of black stone from inside. Some of the parts of the temple structures are made of metals like brass.
The outer walls of the temple symbolize the worldly pleasures. Erotic imagery has humans who need to give up this desires to reach the God. The inscription on the temple's wall belong to the time of Maharana Jagat Singh.
This temple is located on the bank of river Wenganga. Sage Markandeya was a devotee of Lord Shiva. He meditated in the Markandeshwar temple. The temple is enclosed by a stone wall of laterite blocks. The temple is extremely holy, and people believe in the power of the deity residing in the temple.
The architecture of Markandeshwar temple is different from other temples. The intricate carving is preserved in an excellent way now as well. Sculptures in the temples include sexual imagery. This temple has mysterious value as it was constructed within one night.
Padawali is 25 kilometers from Morena in Madhya Pradesh. It has 200 ancient shrines. The temple is also known as Bateshwar. This temple belonged to 8–10th century CE and made of sandstone. This temple was even built before the Khajuraho temples.
The Padawali temple has thousands of miniature sculptures. There are many sculptures who portray the sex imagery and the temple also have the panels depicted Surya, the sun god, riding a chariot drawn by seven horses, and holding sunflowers in his hands.
The Khajuraho Temples are located in Chattarpur, Madhya Pradesh. It is a group of Hindu and Jain temples. It is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The temples are famous for its erotic sculptures and nagara-style architectural symbolism. These temples were built between 950 and 1050 CE under Chandela dynasty.
These temples are dedicated to two religions Hinduism and Jainism as they both have respect for diverse religious views. Temples made of sandstone, with a granite foundation. Outside and inside the temples there is 10% of the sexual art. It is symbolic as erotic arts are part of the Hindu tradition of treating kama. Temples carries several thousand statues and artworks. There is a misconception among people that the old structures with carvings depict sex between deities, but it is the Kama arts that represent diverse sexual expressions of different human beings.
Virupaksha temple is located in Hampi in Karnataka in southern India. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Virupaksha is the main center and has been considered the most sacred sanctuary in Hampi. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and built in the 7th century.
The temple is entirely intact, and it incorporates some earlier structures. The Virupaksha temple consists of a sanctum, three antechambers, a pillared hall and an open pillared hall. The temple structure beautifully carved and continues to prosper and attracts huge crowds. You can find some erotic imagery on the outer walls of the temple.
The Kailasa temple also known as Kailasanatha is an ancient Hindu temple located in Ellora, Maharashtra. The temple was built in the 8th century. It was constructed by the Rashtrakuta king called Krishna. This temple is one of the 34 temples in the Ellora caves. The temple was designed to recall Mount Kailash, the home of Lord Shiva. The temple has about 400,000 tons of rocks. It took hundreds of years to construct this monolithic structure.
All the carvings are at different level. Sculptures of a variety of deities can found in the temple. The structure of the temple is a tall pyramidic like South Indian temple. The temple also has a depiction of Ravana. There are sculptures for the followers of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu as well.
A temple dedicated to Adinath situated close to Udaipur. Ranakpur Temple is the first Jain Tirthankar. The temple constructed of white marble and took 65 years to complete. The construction of the temple symbolize the Tirthankara's conquest of the four cardinal directions.
It has 1447 pillars that support 27 halls, and each pillar has intricately carved. The architecture shows the deep understanding of structures and refined skills of Rajasthani craftsmen known as Māru-Gurjara. It is has two prominent styles Maha-Maru and Maru-Gurjara. The craftsmen were of the bygone era. The architecture and stone carvings of the temple are the most surprising part as there are no carvings similar to it.
Bhoramdeo Temple is dedicated to god Shiva. The temple is located in Bhoramdeo, a state of Chhattisgarh. The temple was built of stones and bricks. It is a group of four temples. The kings who practiced Tantrism and Occult, the temple was, built under them.
The architectural features have a distinct style with erotic sculptures. It has an outstanding sculpture. The temple has sculpted images very finely. There are ten avatars of the God Vishnu.