Khajuraho erotic temple carvings

Madhya Pradesh India. 12th century Hindu temple complex and World Heritage Site. There are around 20 temples, and many are covered with highly erotic carvings. I have chosen a fairly mild one to show here, but there are some very interesting couplings and triplings which I photographed.

Khajuraho, India

The Khajuraho Group of Monuments in Khajuraho, a town in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, about 620 kilometres (385 mi) southeast of New Delhi, are one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. 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, and is considered to be one of the "seven wonders" of India.

Khajuraho India, carving detail.

Well may she cover her eyes. The Khajuraho Group of Monuments in Khajuraho, a town in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, about 620 kilometres (385 mi) southeast of New Delhi, are one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. 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, and is considered to be one of the "seven wonders" of India.

Nawalgarh India...running the bulls.

This huge brute came behind me and head butted me aggressively out of its way as I was photographing this wonderful painted building(haveli). Such animals are common wandering the streets of towns in India.

Jain rock temple Gwalior

400AD. Madhya Pradesh India. The figures are around 6 meters tall.

Jain Rock Temples, 400 AD. Gwalior. India

Jain faith diverged from Buddhism around 2000 years ago. Jains eat no living thing; the do not even eat root vegetables, as insects may be harmed when harvesting them. They wear masks so as not to kill insects, and brush the ground in front of them with a broom to avoid walking on them. These very old temples are untouristed, neglected and very beautiful. Their god statues are usually naked.

Jain Rock Temples, 400 AD.Gwalior. India

Jain faith diverged from Buddhism around 2000 years ago. Jains eat no living thing; the do not even eat root vegetables, as insects may be harmed when harvesting them. They wear masks so as not to kill insects, and brush the ground in front of them with a broom to avoid walking on them. These very old temples are almost never seen by tourists, are neglected and very beautiful. Their god statues are usually naked. The tall ones behind are around 8m.

Jain rock temple, Gwalior

400AD. Madhya Pradesh India

Nawalgarh shop, Rajasthan

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