Erotica in Nepali Temples
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Erotic Art in
“The most interesting wood carving on Nepali temples is on the roof struts, or tunala, and on many temples these carvings include erotic scenes.
The themes of the Tantric element, a clear connection to the intermingling of Tibetan Buddhist and Hindu beliefs in
Whatever the reason for their existence, these Tantric elements can be found on temples throughout the valley. Some temples reveal just the odd sly image while others are covered in the stuff. The activities range from straight forward exhibitionism to scenes of couples engaged in impressively athletic acts of intercourse. More exotic carvings include medieval menage a trois, scenes of oral or anal intercourse or couplings with demons or animals.
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A couple days ago, we managed to eventually catch the bus from Dumre for the ride back to Kathmandu which was uneventful except for the guy in front of me, affectionately now and forever known as “B.D.F.” which stands for Big Doofy… since he was one and insisted on leaning his seat all the way back, even though we were in the back row and our seats wouldn’t’ go back. After a while, I just pushed his seat up and held it there the entire ride back in an effort to piss him off as much as he was pissing me off. Not sure if it worked but it made me feel better.
We checked back into the Kantipur Temple House in Kathmandu and spent a couple of days shopping, doing email, doing laundry, eating and drinking well, figuring out Tibet and trying to determine where to head after Tibet. Razzu, the guy who facilitated the Tibet trip, met with us and gave us a briefing which was essentially focus on the sights and not the food or accomodations - eat vegetarian - don’t drink much. We shall see - Cindy is a bit worried…
Now it is off to