Explicit Jain Temples of Khajuraho temples

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Okay if you’re under say 18 or whatever age of majority is where you are, please don’t continue reading this post without your parent or guardian present. And if you are able to read this post with your parent or guardian, you are a lot more mature than I am. Anyway, when V was under a year old we visited the explicit Temples of khajuraho temples. Yes explicit, like extremely “let’s show every possible kama sutra thought in the world” explicit.

Is India conservative? not back then!

The Khajuraho Temples are believed to be over 1000 years old. Many of these temples are still in decent shape, while some are in ruins. These tantric temples are around 650 kilometers from Delhi in Madhya Pradesh. The Khajuraho Group of Monuments is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a top tourist attraction in India.

Tantric Temples of India

So since we are living in India we’ll be visiting a few more places for our vacations. It will be great for the kids to see more of India, but this, I must tell you, is one place I wouldn’t want to go to now. While I’m all for honesty in how babies are made (love!), and we use the word penis (though not vulva, but I’m sure my kids know what a vagina is), I’m not interested in explaining these!

Tantric Sex is depicted in some, but not all, of the temples. Many are just every day carvings, but some are full on “what are they doing there” . oh. um. OH MY.

Now while I know this is explicit, it is art. What is accepted at one time and in one culture varies. We need not be prudish, but we also don’t have to say it is for us. Right?
Here are a few of the favorites from my readers. More can be found on my Google+ page. Feel free to +1 and share :)

 

PG Tantric Jain temples of Khajuraho
A PG-13 Carving at Jain temples of Khajuraho, India

 

Jain temples of Khajuraho
Ladies cleaning at the Jain temples of Khajuraho
Jain temples of Khajuraho
Babywearing on vacation again, Jain temples of Khajuraho
Jain temples of Khajuraho
Carvings at Jain temples of Khajuraho
Jain temples of Khajuraho
Inside a temple at Jain temples of Khajuraho
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V at 10 months at Jain temples of Khajuraho
Jain temples of Khajuraho
Check out the detail in the Jain temples of Khajuraho

Here is a link to more PG13+ rated temples through India – following the Top 10 Tantric Temples.

What’s the most “interesting” place you’ve been?

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30 comments

  1. It’s funny you mention “conservative” lol. Since my husband has come to my part of Virginia he has told me on many occasions that the US is way more conservative than India. Of course he means mostly Punjab and not all of India but I still find it hilarious. When I was moving to India originally he thought for sure I was going to be some shameless American running around in tank tops and short shorts all the time and now he knows that’s not the norm here at all.

    We never strayed over to these temples though I thought they would be fascinating to see. Hubby was embarrassed enough by some of my findings in the Rajasthani markets in Delhi already. I think he might have been mortified by me seeing these temples. :)

     
    1. Most have been well kept for 1000 years. Of course there are many ruins in india due to so many invaders, but there are also Gandhi statues that are 60 years old that haven’t been kept.

       
  2. Hey Amanda, Oakmeadow on my FB wall said your looking for Expats in India who are ‘homeschooling’…I’m an Australian living in India, and doing Sonlight with my 3 year old (shhh… don’t tell Oakmeadow! hhaaa)

    If I can be of any help, let me know :)

     
  3. I hope that people view it as art and not something shameful. Those are beautiful works of art and should be cherished. How lucky that you get to see these things in person.

     
  4. I am glad you got to go when V was too young to be shocked by the art. I agree, it’s not something I’d want to expose my kids to now, just because at their ages I think they’re focus would be on the wrong aspects. I’m not sure that it would be my type of art, but that’s what makes art wonderful–different perspectives of what is beautiful.

     
  5. I would love to see this and visit India. It looks amazing. The most interesting place that I have visited wold be Alaska. Unbelievable breathtaking beauty and nature.

     
  6. Wow those are really fascinating temples, I’m in love with art and history of places. The work that goes into it. Now a days people view everything with so much judgement. It’s a shame

     

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