|Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh|
Many established tourist places in India, though a treat to the eyes and memorable are overcrowded and may be overrated. This is especially true when you are visiting with your love mate or going for honeymoon and just craving for an exotic and peaceful destination for secluded wild combative sex nights. And perhaps during the day, just
What if you went to temples that celebrate sex as an integral part of life? What if you see erotica everywhere you look? Will you be or your mate will be interested? We think sure!
Why Does Some Hindu Temples Have Sex Sculptures and Architecture?
Hindu religion is one of the largest religions which is followed by millions across the globe and has its roots relating to the early inception of humans and civilization on earth. Temples of Hindu have been often denoted as the replicas of the cosmology of the universe. As per the spiritual and religious manuscripts and Vedas it has been stated that the architecture and the sculptures of a temple not only limns the cosmology of the universe, but explicitly portrays sensual material pleasures on their walls, which conveys life and beyond it, Almighty who created it
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The top on the list is:
1. Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
No talk about erotic temple architecture can begin without mentioning Khajuraho first. While erotic sculptures make up only 10% of the artwork on the walls of the Khajuraho group of temples, it is still the most iconic name in the representation of erotica. And for centuries, the elaborate sculptures have been the centerpiece of debates and arguments about the need for such erotica on temple walls. The most accepted explanation of why “Twisting, broad-hipped and high breasted nymphs display their generously contoured and bejeweled bodies on exquisitely worked exterior wall panels” (James McConnachie) has been attributed to how Kama (lust) is an essential and integral part of the human experience.
Sculptures here range from orgies, elaborate "
1. By Air. Khajuraho has its own domestic airport, which is well-connected to most of the Indian cities such as New Delhi, Mumbai, Varanasi, Allahabad and Bhopal. ...
2. By Bus. Khajuraho is well connected with a good bus network. ...
3. By Train. ...
4. Road/Self Drive.
Temple, Maharashtra Markandeshwar
While not very well-known, the Markandeshwar Temple, depicts women as
How to Reach Markanda
Bus services: Are available throughout the
The bus or car routes to go to Markanda are as follows:
1) Chandrapur - Gondpipari - Ashti - Chamorshi - Markanda
2) Chandrapur - Gadchiroli - Chamorshi - Markanda
3) Nagpur - Gadchiroli - Chamorshi - Markanda 4) Chandrapr - Mul - Saoli - Markanda.
Nearest railway station to the Gadchiroli / Markanda is
3. Sun Temple, Konarak Odisha
An architectural marvel, the Sun Temple of Konarak is built in the form of a chariot on wheels drawn by seven horses. Known as the Black Pagoda, the temple was built keeping astronomical positions in mind, but what is more surprising is the presence of erotic sculpture on the walls of the temple that, in some opinions, offer stiff competition to the Khajuraho group of monuments. One of the boldest sculptures here is that of a dog licking a woman’s genitalia – and guides routinely explain that the saliva
How to Reach Konark:
This prominent tourist destination of East India, Konark is well linked to all the major parts of the country by air, rail as well as road.
By Air - The Bhubaneswar airport is the most expedient point of entering the city with a number of flights connecting Konark with Kolkata, Delhi, Hyderabad, and Chennai plying on a regular basis.
By Rail / Train - Located in the twin cities of Puri and Bhubaneswar, the railway stations at Konark is well linked with almost all the major destinations in India by regular trains.
Reaching Konark by Road - An extensive road network of within Konark, connects it well
4. Sun Temple, Modhera Gujarat
Long defunct as a place of worship, the exquisite sun temple of Modhera, Gujarat was built in the 11th century and depicts the Hindu pantheon of deities, as well as a beautiful representation of the Samudramanthan – where gods and demons fought to receive the elixir of life. The contrast created by the presence of erotic sculptures here is quite brazen. Several scenes of high breasted and wide-hipped women engaged in orgies, passionate coitus, fellatio and elaborate
How to get there
By road: Distance from Ahmedabad to Modhera is 101 km and it takes around 1.45 hours. From Mehsana it is 26 km.
By rail: The train can take you as far as Mehsana (1.5 hours).
By air: Nearest airport is Ahmedabad
5. Ranakpur Jain Temple, Rajasthan
It seems that sex wasn’t just celebrated in Hindu temples. The Jain temple of Ranakpur, unlike most other Jain temples, is an excellent study in the representation of sex and the position that women occupied in the psyche of the people of the times. While the temple has numerous exquisitely carved pillars and panels, the one that you and the missus should be looking for is a panel depicting several rather experimental scenes of coitus, with a central queen-like figure in the center, on a throne with a midget on her lap in an amorous position. Dedicated to Adinatha, the first Jain Tirthankara, the temple’s erotic sculptures connect the Digambara ideology with the Tantric cult.
How to reach there
One can easily reach Ranakpur Temples from Udaipur city by taking regular Buses or by hiring Taxis
Temple, Madhya Pradesh Padawali
The Padawali temple located in the spectacular Chambal region of Madhya Pradesh is probably the most ornate temple in the area. There isn’t an inch of stone on the temple that isn’t carved in breathtaking detail. While most of these carvings are of scenes from the Indian epics and P
How to reach there
Situated some 40 kilometers away from Gwalior, Padavali is an ancient fortress that houses few magnificent temples. The town of Gwalier is well connected by air, trains and buses/ Taxis with the rest of India
, Chhattisgarh Temple Bhoramdeo
How to reach the Temple
Chhattisgarh has a domestic airport in the
A good network of roads criss-cross the state of Chhattisgarh. National Highway No. 6, 16 and 43 connect all the important cities and towns of Chhattisgarh with each other and also with other parts of the country.
8. Osian Temples, Jodhpur, Rajasthan
Erotica from the Brahmanical and Jain religions come together in the 16 temples in Osian. Among the profusion of sculptures related to the gods and goddesses of both religions, some of these temples have elaborate panels of couples engaged in love-making in bed, and there are some depiction of both fellatio and cunnilingus.
How to reach there:
The town of Jodhpur is well connected by Air, Train and by Buses from all major cities of India. The temple is only 65 Kms from Jodhpur. There are taxis, buses available to reach there
Note: You can take a desert Camel Safari from Osian and enjoy sand dunes and a night camp fire in The
9. Virupaksha Temple, Karnataka
Virupaksha Temple is located on the banks of Tungabhadra River in Tungabhadra river. This temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva in his avatar has beautiful pillars and towered gateways which could make your day. Walls and other architectures in the temple vicinity with depicts a nude woman being ‘admired’ by men and women around her some of the worthy sculptures to be watched. Best time to visit the temple is during the Hampi festival in November.
How to reach
The Virupaksha Temple is located in Hampi which is about 350 km from Bangalore. The nearest railway station from Hampi is Hospet and this lies at a distance of 13 km from Hampi. The nearest airport is in Bellary and this is located 60 km away from Hampi. Hampi is well connected by roads and railways and hence is easily accessible.