Last updated December 02, 2013
Last updated October 25, 2013
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Why Is It Called Khajurao Temple?
It is a temple. The name Khajuraho, ancient “Kharjuravāhaka”, is derived from the Sanskrit words kharjura = date palm and vāhaka = “one who carries”.
The names of temples actually are:
Kandariya Mahadeva temple is the largest.
Modern Names – Original Dieties Names
Chausath Yogini -64 Yoginis Est 9th c.
Lalgun Mahadev -Shiva Contemp to 2
Matangeshwar -Shiva In active worship
Lakshmana -Vaikuntha Vishnu -Lakshavarma Inscription
Vishvanath -Shiva Dhanga inscription Sam 1059
Devi Jagadambi -Initially Vishnu but today Parvati
Where Is Khajuraho Khajuraho PictureClick to see picture showing hastamithun depicted on the wall of Khajuraho templeTemple?
A temple relief at Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh, India features a couple in a sexual embrace with a man and a woman masturbating to either side.
What Is Khajuraho Temple Famous For?
Explicit sex with variations and positions outside wall of one of the temples in India. They show sexual activities between people and deites or divine beings. Male and Female body and the changes are shown too.
Is Khajuraho same as Kamasutra?
It is not Kamasutra temple because the sex positions carved do not match Vatsyayana’s aphorisms of love, the Kamasutra.
What Else Is Seen In The Carvings On Khajuraho Temple?
Facts of Life are unabashedly shown.
Only about 10% of the carvings contain sexual themes.
The rest depict the everyday life of the common Indian when the carvings were made and activities of other beings. For example, those depictions show women putting on makeup, musicians, potters, farmers, and other folk.