Khajuraho Group of Monuments
Khajuraho is a famous tourist and archaeological site known for its sculptured temples dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu, and Jain patriarchs. There are different opinions on why temples were decorated with sexually explicit sculptures. One group argues that the old kings lived in obscene luxury and that they used these for excitement. Another group thinks that it was part of sexual education in ancient India. Anyway here is a view of some its temples from the gardens.
Khajuraho is a famous tourist and archaeological site known for its sculptured temples dedicated to S...
The Kandariyâ Mahâdeva Temple is part of a temple complex in Khajururaho, Madly Predesh, India. It wa...
The Lakshmana is famous for the explicitely sexual carvings on the southern side of the temple, altho...
The Varaha Temple is dedicated to Vishnu in his third incarnation as Varaha, the boar. Inside the ido...
The Shivsager tank (Shiv Sagar tank) plays an important part in the ritual life of Khajuraho village....
The interior court yard in the Raja Mahal Palace at Orchha, Madhya Pradesh, India. They were preparin...
Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.
Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?
China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.
Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.
Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.
Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.
I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.
The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.
China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.
Text by Steve Smith.