Khajuraho : Expression of an evolved civilization
Many have debated over the importance and relevance of the curvaceous nymphs carved into the walls of Indian temples along with passionate scenes of love-making straight out of the pages of the famed Kamasutra. The reasons could be many; different experts have different views on this subject. The most common belief, though, is that the temples were carved to depict everything about human life – from wars that people fought at that time to routine daily chores and to, of course, the act of procreation. Increasing the race was highly encouraged and considered an act of celebration, which is also probably why it was joyously depicted in the sculptures. Moreover, it cannot be denied that these are also a celebration of the human form, particularly the female form, apparent in the hundreds of full-figured, graceful apsaras that adorn the temple walls.