The poise and sensuality of the dancing apsaras, or divine nymphs, on the exterior of the Adinath Temple (one of the gems of the ‘eastern group’ of temples) illustrates the serene yet erotic beauty that has justly made the temples of Khajuraho famous the world over. More than mere ornamentation, the innumerable sculptures that grace almost every meter of the walls, balconies, columns and brackets are integral to the architecture itself. Gods and goddesses, mythological beasts, dancers, musicians, apsaras in a variety of provocative poses, daily life scenes and couples in erotic embrace--these are the artistic treasures of the Chandellas who were prominent rulers in central India in the 10th and 11th centuries.

Khajuraho, Nothern Madhya Pradesh

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