The Sexiest Temples of India

Mar 21, 2020

The Sexiest Temples of India

They say, “God lies in details,” which is entirely true in many richly carved temples in India but you might want to reconsider if you visit some of the cases, where sculptures are not exactly “Godly.” If you happen to hear about Konark and Khajuraho group of temples, you might be aware about the adult content of these temples. Erotic sculptures, derived from kamasutra, these temples stand on the intersections of the sacred and the sensuous. While visiting, some will cringe, some giggle, some are disappointed, some are embarrassed, but all are awe-struck.  Let’s have a look at some of the Hindu Temples of India, famous/infamous for the erotic sculptures.

Konark Sun Temple

The great tempe, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a true testimony of the narrative strength of sculptural embellishments in a temple. Built in the 13th century, the temple represents the Kalingan style of Architecture where temple takes the form of a chariot of the Sun God with 24 wheels having symbolic meanings. The iconography on the plinth representing fantastical lions, musicians and people showing the living traditions and not to mention the erotic group is exquisite.

Virupaksha Temple

The temple is a part of the temple complex of Hampi and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Was built between the 14th and 16th century during the reign of Vijayanagar period, and represented a culmination of North Indian Nagara style and South Indian Dravidian style of Temple Architecture. Also it represent, mix of Vaishnavites and Shaivites cult of worships. The temple is highly ornate with complex design and iconography of celestial beings. The erotic sculptures represents states of nudity and polygamous realtionships. They represent a  pure act of reproduction and bringing new life, rather than teasing humans.

Khajuraho Temple

Another UNESCO World Heriatge site which boasts of erotic scuptures. These temples are the most explicit in terms of adult content. Sermonizing on the sanctity of kama, these are more tantalizing showing various positions as mentioned in the Kamasutra. It was built by the Chandela rulers, around the 9-10th century. These temples show the perfect balance of architecture and sculpture, which is a masterpiece of Indian Architecture. The Kandariya mahadeva Temple known for its profuse ornamentation

Sun Temple, Modhera

Another richly carved temple, dedicated to Lord Surya,  with a highly evolved planar and spatial design, the Sun Temple at Modhera. The temple is known for its kund or step well with extensive carvings. Theres is a relief of erotic sculoptures on the plinth of main sanctum sanctorm in the temple.

Lingaraj Temple

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this Kalingan style temple is in Bhubaneshwar. The temple has a shrine of harihar too which is a mix of Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. A highly reverred place, this tempel has erotic sculptuing too on the extyeriors showing exceprts of the Kamasutra.

Ranakpur Temple

This is not a Hindu temple but a Jain temple. It is located close to Mount Abu is visited by a lot of people, like its sister group of temples in Dilwara. While Dilwara is known for profuse ornamentation, this is known for its sculptures. Adult content can be found on horizontal freizes on the plinth of the tempel in the exteriors.