Thursday, November 18, 2010

Kama Sutra

The 80+ temples at Khajuraho are mostly gone today—only 20 or so remain.

Those 20 had been overgrown by the forest, which actually served to preserve them almost perfectly...just waiting centuries for the British to find them.

The carvings on the temple exterior depict the soldiers' life, the daily life, the sexual life (the kama sutra) and the gods' life.

The old men in the group were taking photo after photo... and one of their wives (a real spitfire and a bit of a trophy wife) said, "if you haven't figured it out by now, guys, you're out of luck."

Orgies, masturbation, beastiality...nothing was out of bounds for these temples.


Aman Chaudhary said...

Did they have guys on guys?

Tim Fish said...

Not that I saw, but I did not have time to thoroughly examine all 25 temples. And, many were destroyed over time. I'd very surprised, given what WAS depicted, if there weren't at least a few man-man carvings.