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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Khajuraho Group of Monuments

Card # 5These postcard sent to me by my friend Mr.Kasinath.

These khajuraho has been listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's famous for their erotic sculpture and popular tourist spot in india. Location Madhya Pradesh, Chhatarpur District. The temples were built under the late Chandela kings between 950 and 1050 AD. Khajuraho temple does not shows sexual or erotic art activities inside the temple or near the deity. Despite only some external carvings bear erotic art, two layer of walls with small erotic carvings outside of the inner wall on some temples. 10% carvings contain sexual themes between ordinary humans but not any between any deties. The temple are made of sandstone. The sexual nature of these carvings have caused the site to be referred to as the Kamasutra temple, they do not illustrate the meticulously described positions. Between c. 110-1400 AD the Kajuraho temple suffered dectruction by early muslim invaders.

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