Khajuraho: A Historical Marvel Mistakenly Taken Only As A Sex Symbol


I think The Khajuraho group of monuments are famous all around the world. The UNESCO World Heritage site represents both Hindu and Jain temples. The temples are mostly famous for the erotic sculptures carved in the complex.

By the end of the 12th century, the group of temples had 85 structures. Today only 25 temples have survived through time which is spread in six square kilometres.

Although it is a widely popular belief that Khajuraho contains only erotic structures, nothing can be farther than the truth. Only about 10% of the art is erotic, which is the cultural representation of “Kama.” An essential part of life without which human life cannot sustain. The sculptures display the practice is tantric sex, which was a sexual practice in ancient times.

Amazingly, there are thousands of art and sculptures spread in Khajuraho. The erotic arts represent the diversity of forms of sex practised by humans. Apart from Erotic-art, the sculptures also show daily activities back in history. Women putting on makeup, musicians playing instruments, and farmers are a few such examples.

Khajuraho group of the monument was never about only sex. They are about the acceptance of amalgamation of cultures and a representation of life and prayer.