Erotic Temples of Khajuraho


An erotic Kamasutra temple in Khajuraho, in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh in Chhattarpur district, about 620 km southeast of New Delhi, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Khajuraho has the largest group of medieval Hindu and Jain temples, famous for its erotic sculpture. A group of monuments of Khajuraho have been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it is considered one of India’s “Seven Wonders”.


Temples are divided into three geographical divisions: Western, Eastern and Southern.


Western group

This is clearly the most important section of the Khajuraho temples. It is here that you will find the largest and most complex temples of all. The Kandriya Mahadev which is dedicated to Lord Shiva is the largest temple in Khajuraho towering to a height of 31 m. In the Sanctum Sanctorum, there is a lingam. Do notice the ceilings and pillars of the temple that are magnificently carved. Other well-known temples in the group are Chausath Yogini Temple, Lakshmana Temple and Matangeshwar Temple. The Chandela Kings were Lord Vishnu’s ardent devotees, so you will find many temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The most important of them is the Varaha Temple, which is famous for 9 feet high peak statue.


The Eastern group

There are mostly Hindu and Jain temples in the eastern group. They are situated near the Khajuraho temple. The Parshvanath temple, which is the largest Jain temple, is the most magnificent structure in the group. There is another famous Jain temple in the Golai temple group. The paintings on the walls portray the lives of people from day to day. The group has three Hindu temples – Brahma, Vaman and Jawari Temple.


The Southern group

The southern group is also called the temple of Jain groups. They are located 5 km south-east of the city. Chaturbhuj Temple and Duladeo Temple are the most important of all. Chaturbhuj temple has a massive structure of Lord Vishnu inside the sanctum.


Khajuraho Dance Festivals

Khajuraho, is a small village situated in the Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh. Due to the presence of world famous temples, this small village is one of the main tourist destinations of Madhya Pradesh. Tourists from far and wide to visit this place to see these temples, which in those days are known for highly artistic representation of human sexuality and magnificent temple architecture. Different cultural festivals associated with Khajuraho promote tourism in Madhya Pradesh.

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