Sitting on the lush green lawn looking at the magnificent Kandariya Mahadev Temple, Pained I wonder… Why such an architectural splendor and artistic expressions, beautiful to the core and full of life monuments are notoriously marketed as some sort of full of erotic obscene figurines.
Khajuraho known earlier as Kharjuravahaka, supposedly date palm trees at the gate… but other important aspect which is ignored or overlooked is the scorpion on the thigh of the motifs., symbolic to a poisonous lust.
Beauty of life lies hidden in even the most seemingly desolate of places. Kopeshwar Temple, relatively unknown to masses, some 60 Km from Kolhapur at the border of Maharashtra and Karnataka is one such beautiful world of stunning beauties and hidden gem of an architectural marvel blended with mesmerizing and awe inspiring extravagant masterpiece of sensuous carvings and sculptures.
Ours perception of beauty in this modern world is so much distorted. Look at these fabulous creation with its amazing and stunning beauty… A world full of Joy and Happiness.. an extraordinary phenomenon… a meaning to life. I soak in to the beautiful world of these stunning beauties with hours blanketed by the deep silences. Sensuousness grasp you at it peak with these voluptuous GanNayikas and SurSundaris.
Sanchi : on a hilltop at Sanchi Town in Raisen District of the state of Madhya Pradesh, India, Built in 3rd century BC by Maurya dynasty emperor Great Ashok, 36.5 meters in diameter and almost 16.5 meters hieght stands tall with all the glory of its past. It’s one of the best Buddhist monument with epitome of craftsmanship, art and architecture I have ever seen.
My rendezvous with awe inspiring mystical and magical Ganga Ghats and the sages….
Varanasi or Benaras or Banaras or Kashi… is the most sacred and Spiritual Capital of India situated at the bank of Holy Ganga, a city of spectacular ghats, founded by none other than the almighty, Lord Shiva himself.
In most of the Ancient Temples, before one enters in to holy sanctum, One will find amazing sculptures of amorous couple, sensuous and erotic apart from depicting beautiful voluptuous GanNayikas and SurSundaris indulged in various form of Shrungar Ras on the exterior walls.
Ellora Jain Temple
Jain Temple, Indrashabha, Cave No. 32. is a part of Jain Temple and is also called as Chota Kailasa as it is a much smaller version of the grand Kailasanatha temple.
Ellora Kailash Mandir : One of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World
The Ellora Caves (also called as Verul) are the epitome of beauty, science and architecture. Given the immense size of Ellora as whole, its unfathomable, how even one could think of attempting something so unimaginably huge and grand, but matter of fact is that our ancestor not only thought of it but also executed these and other awe inspiring marvellous and magnificent piece of architecture, brilliant and astonishingly exquisite, the magnitude of which leaves you spellbound.
This image is very special to me for many reason.
Its story in itself.
Buried within the ruins around seen in this picture has thousand stories of bravery untold.