Khajuraho - 69

Some of the erotic carvings found on the temple complexes in Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India. Hey, YOU may think this is smut, but who are we to judge what is on 1000 year old temples?

Story goes that these temples were decorated with the erotic motives to inspire the community to multiply, in order to be enough soldiers to defeat a dragon tormenting the country at those times.

  • guntha 8y

    Must have worked! No dragons today but millions of indians
  • Luc 7y

    Bonjour, je suis un administrateur du groupe 6_9, et nous aimerions beaucoup que vous ajoutiez votre photo à notre groupe.
  • *Gaurav Atri* 7y

    You guys took great photos.
    But this Dragon story is totally false {dragon thing is in China}
    where did you heard it?
    From a guide ?
    Guntha made a comment out of the Dragon flick.
  • Michael Baun 7y

    Guarhav> No, heard it from a local. But it seemed like everybody had different stories about the temples - we just chose the one we found most colourful. I'll try to have it edited in the picture texts when I've done a bit more research.
  • Healed By Art 6y

    Lovely art.
  • Mr Beach 5y

    Nice activity and gorgeous art... but we've been told by an American president that type of activity is NOT sex.. LOL (Still laughing at him over that one.)

    One thing for sure.. no baby soldiers unless they spin around.

    Thanks for posting the cultural reminder that sex has been a core of society for a very very long time!
  • hessler.martin 4y

    What a bunch of filthy perverts. How do you get to India?
  • STUDHUNTER 2015 B.C.E. 4y

    Well nobody is going to get Knocked Up that way...:)
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