Khajuraho, the erotica and a proposition!

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eroticly carved wall panels

March 5th 1990

Khajuraho, the erotica and a proposition.

Wow, today we got to sleep in til 8am if we wanted and most of us did, several are unwell and plan to stay in bed most of the day, but I am up in good time, downstairs enjoying my usual omelette for breakfast (I shall miss these lovely breakfasts when I am back home again). Then I had some spare time and on my own I wandered around the Hotel, I can’t remember the name of it as I apparently didn’t write it in my dairy, but it was a quite big modern western style hotel about half a mile out of the main centre, quite luxuriously appointed really, so I was surprised when as I was just relaxing looking out the window at the view, I looked downwards and became interested in what was happening on the ground.

Horses get into the erotic action.
  An Indian man was spreading two wet sacks on the ground, what might have been grass but was so well used the grass had long died off. Having spread these wet sacks he threw about 6 dead Chickens onto one of them. The birds had been plucked of their feathers but still had their heads and feet intact, the man then threw a big machete on the sack and sat down in between the sacks, and proceeded to hack to tiny pieces the chickens with great chopping blows right through the bones. He did discard the head and feet, but all the little chunks of chicken meat and bone got thrown onto the other wet sack • the clean one ofcause. When he had chopped the birds to his satisfaction he just gathered up the wet sack with chicken meat and carried it into the kitchen. I made an instant decision not to have chicken for dinner that night!  And we wonder why some of us are getting sick even with all our precautions!

Soon most of us were back on the bus to visit the Erotic Temples of Khajuraho, and boy what erotic temples they are, talk about the Karma Sutra and the dozens of different positions possible if you’re an advanced gymnasts, well these carving and statues could well teach them some new and more exotic ways to have fun! Our guides went to great length to describe all the carvings on the walls, in case we hadn’t noticed that there were the usual two people encounters and three-somes and four-somes and even more somes plus they called into action all the animals they could find, dogs, horses, camels and even elephant were all cavorting in front of us in stone carvings!

I do have to say these temples were in excellent repair mostly, all the carving was wonderfully done, and well preserved, very expressive and interesting, there were other things depicted besides sex but that was the predominate topic.

Kandarva Mahadeo temple Khajuraho
There really are so many of these Temples, we visited many of them. Makes you wonder at the people who built them and why they thought they needed so many erotic temples.

We stopped for an iced lime soda, which we all seem to enjoy, then it was back to examine more of the temples, I bought a lovely moonstone pendent at one of the little markets along the way, for a good price. There were ofcause the usual people wanting to sell us stuff at every temple, but by now we are used to hawkers and beggars and take only as much notice as we please, we have learned to stroll through them without looking at anything, just brushing them off as we go, but I did buy a couple of packs of postcards of the erotic carvings, to show everyone back home, after much haggling.

Back at the Hotel, I checked on Julie who said she felt a little better but needed some oranges, so I walked back into town and bought her some, and some for Sharon too who was also not feeling that great.

whole rooms of erotica

In the evening we heard of a Dancing Show being held not far away so Mary, Sharon and I decided to go, when we got there we found some of the rest of our group already there waiting to be entertained. We didn’t much enjoy the dancing it was real classic Indian dancing and no English to let us know what it was all about, plus very Indian music that we are not used to, it’s a rather wailing noise to our ears, but the ladies were very colourfully dressed, I am sure they were very accomplished dancers, we were pleased to have had the opportunity to see real ethnic dancing.

After the show we all had a Chinese meal in town then on the gentle stroll back to the hotel, a young local lad, who hopefully, asked me if I would like ‘boom booms’ or something like that, with him, propositioned me! We could tell that he had been observing the carvings in the temples a bit much!  I guess I was pretty flattered in a way (but not tempted) I am old enough to be his Mother at least! My fault ofcause I shouldn’t have been out walking after dark, but there were several of us so we felt safe.

Temple dancer at Kandarya Mahadeo Temple
  We hurried on by fast and had a good giggle together when we returned to the hotel.

We need a good nights sleep tonight as we have another early start for a very long bus trip tomorrow.

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March 5th 1990
eroticly carved wall panels
eroticly carved wall panels
Horses get into the erotic action.
Horses get into the erotic action.
Kandarva Mahadeo temple Khajuraho
Kandarva Mahadeo temple Khajuraho
whole rooms of erotica
whole rooms of erotica
Temple dancer at Kandarya Mahadeo …
Temple dancer at Kandarya Mahadeo…
Erotic wall panel
Erotic wall panel
Erotic art.
Erotic art.
Shiv Ling inside Matangeshwar temp…
Shiv Ling inside Matangeshwar tem…
Two of the templesVarha
Two of the templesVarha
Varha Temple with tettooed Pig
Varha Temple with tettooed Pig
Lord and lady
Lord and lady
Erotic columns
Erotic columns
Nandi the Bull, sitting down insid…
Nandi the Bull, sitting down insi…
Camels get into the erotic action
Camels get into the erotic action
Horses are into the erotica
Horses are into the erotica
Even elephants join in the erotica
Even elephants join in the erotica
Erotic columns
Erotic columns
Erotic carved wall panels
Erotic carved wall panels
a pair of kissing ladies
a pair of kissing ladies
Matangeshwar temple
Matangeshwar temple
Khajuraho
photo by: Marusya