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Is there religious sanction for EROTIC SCULPTURES AT KHAJURAHO Temple ?

Asked by PeaceMission, 15 Jul '09 12:49 am
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They depict nothing but illicit relationships and lust.
where else can you imagine a man screwing two women or one women serviced by two men at anal and also at the vagina
any such immoral act will never ever have the stamp of authority or sanctions by any religion. if they still give prominence with regard to religion , then i would say that the followers have misinterpreted all the religious teachings to serve their dirty minds
Answered by atoz, 15 Jul '09 04:19 pm

 
  
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Ram Sene should do something about this, instead of bashing up helpless pub going girls. If teaching morality is the motto of Ram Sene, then they should first get rid of these statues.
Answered by ArifAnwar Khan, 15 Jul '09 08:33 pm

 
  
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As the temples were dedicated to the search of the supreme, these artistic creations and exuberant manifestations of the creative urge should have sprung a deep-rooted tradition with a possible religious sanction.
The very fact that the contempory social conscience permitted and even approved them suggests that their significance was well understood in the old days, but is not apparent in the present age. The people of that age took a healthy integrated view of life and gave sex its due place in the scheme of things. Kama or pursuit of pleasure was deemed to be the one of the four purusharthas or aims of life and was regarded as an essential and indispensible preliminary and a stepping stone to Moksha or deliverance, the final aim of life.
According to the architectural texts the depiction of the loving birds, animals and human couples was considered auspicious and was believed to bring good luck to the builder and vicariously to the devotee
Answered by HEMANT MEHTA, 15 Jul '09 12:52 am

 
  
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No. Please avoid such places and dont let your pious soul become polluted
Answered by Vikram, 15 Jul '09 09:04 am

 
  
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Yes,That was the time when majrity started practicing celebecy and there were apprehensions that there will be no future yung generation.So it was decided by those in power(relegious as well as kingly) to make thse temples with erotic sculptures to give message to masses that there is nothing sinful/wrong in SEX and procreation
Answered by indrajeet, 15 Jul '09 02:30 am

 
  
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Who has to grant religious sanction
then or now
Answered by anil garg, 15 Jul '09 01:25 am

 
  
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Those sculptures on the Khajuraho temple are more of historical importance than religious. It was mainly meant to serve two purposes in those ages. First to educate people that sex is not detestable act, it\'s a natural process to support natural reproduction of humans. In those times, the knowledge on this topic was not discussed in public and was considered to be very offending matter to even list in discussions. It was then made clear to public for their education about the immense knowledge in the process involved. Second, is the attempt to send a message that before you enter any sacred/holy place you need to quit all those materialistic desires and temptations outside and enter with a pure heart. By this way they wanted to clear it to people that you need to win over these temptations in order to connect yourself with God and make yourself feel the divine presence.
Answered by SK. Abdul Mohammed Jafar Sadik Basha, 15 Jul '09 12:59 am

 
  
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The sculptors of Khajuraho have decorated the walls of the temples with carved figures of men and women of the day doing their daily routines, such as musicians playing music, women putting on make-up, etc. That includes depiction of Mithuna or human couples engaged in sexual acts. Though only about 10% of the carvings on the temple walls show erotica, this is what make the temples of Khajuraho so talked about thing. This certainly raises inquisitiveness in the minds of the tourists and, of course, there are several explanations offered for this kind of depiction. Of these explanations, which you can read on any literature on Khajuraho, I personally like the following: The union of Purush and Prakriti, man and nature, is the source of all life and creation, and these temples celebrate this belief.

The following is a quotation from the web site on Khajuraho of the Department of Tourism, Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Government of India. Under the sub-heading Themes of passion and ...more
Answered by Pardeep kapoor, 15 Jul '09 12:52 am

 
  
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