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Konarak -I : this is the first photograph of the Konarak Temple out of five in the series, where you can see erotic sculpture on the external wall of the temple building.Much of the relief work found on the outer walls of the temple at Konark has erotic sculptures. It is generally believed that such erotic sculptures are of indicative of the emergence of a phase the "tantrikism in Hinduism" at that time. At this temple an exotic sculptures through what is known as, the Maithuna ritual is depicted in the carvings of the temple. The Sun temple of Konark is sculptured with loving couples, engaged in some of ingenious amatory postures. These postures are actually drawn from the Kamasutra. The proportion of figures & shapes is the feature of these erotic sculptures too. The re-discovery among the ruins at the place, of some extraordinary erotic sculpture at the Sun temple was equally sensational issue.

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Additional Photos by Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2008 W: 2 N: 4089] (16141)
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