Kama Sutra, Khajuraho

IMG_4761 (Large)IMG_4826 (Large)IMG_4829 (Large)The temples of Khajuraho were built between 950 to 1050 A.D. during the Chandela dynasty of Central India. After the decline of the Chandela dynasty in 13th century, the temples were left under the cover of dense date palm trees for many years, which gave the city of Khajuraho its name, Khajur in Hindi means a date. In 1838, a British army engineer, Captain T.S. Burt rediscovered them. By that time only 22 of the original 85 temples had survived. The erotic sculptures of Khajuraho depicting Kama Sutra are unique in the world.

These sculptures representing the Indo-Aryan architecture, congeal in stone a lyrical poem to love and passion and reflect the Chandela dynasty’s passion and immense appreciation for the forbidden art, paradoxically, in the land of Kama Sutra. They cannot be passed off as just erotic sculptures; the temples have some of the most revered Gods of Hinduism.

More about Sadhus, the holy men of India. Here at sl4lifestyle.

Let’s talk about sex

L1150757 (Large)L1150773 (Large)The Erotic Museum of Barcelona (MEB) offers a cultural and historical tour about the influence of eroticism in man from the dawn of time. In 13 rooms you find more than 800 pieces included in its permanent collection.

From the universe of Hindu Kama Sutra to the forbidden art of Japan, including the origins of Spanish pornographic cinema, it offers a journey to the world of eroticism and its representation in art. Definitely, for many it is the most exciting Museum in Barcelona, not only because of its wish to transmit erotic knowledge through entertainment and fun.


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