Shiva Nataraja - in his left hand is the fire of destruction, and in his right, the drum of creation.

Shiva Nataraja - in his left hand is the fire of destruction, and in his right, the drum of creation.

As waves come with water and flames with fire, so the Universal waves with us.~ Shiva, Vijñānabhairava Tantra

As waves come with water and flames with fire, so the Universal waves with us.~ Shiva, Vijñānabhairava Tantra

Shiva is a major Hindu deity, and is the Destroyer or Transformer among the Trimurti, the Hindu Trinity of the primary aspects of the divine. He is regarded as the most powerful god in Hinduism. In the Shaiva tradition of Hinduism, Shiva is the Supreme God and has five important works: creator, preserver, destroyer, concealer, and revealer (to bless).

Shiva is a major Hindu deity, and is the Destroyer or Transformer among the Trimurti, the Hindu Trinity of the primary aspects of the divine. He is regarded as the most powerful god in Hinduism. In the Shaiva tradition of Hinduism, Shiva is the Supreme God and has five important works: creator, preserver, destroyer, concealer, and revealer (to bless).

Group of Temples in Khajuraho, also referred to as The Temples of love. India by archer10, via Flickr

Group of Temples in Khajuraho, also referred to as The Temples of love. India by archer10, via Flickr


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Stone carvings of one of the four gates of Dabhoi (Gujarat). Image by RURO photography, via Flickr

Stone carvings of one of the four gates of Dabhoi (Gujarat). Image by RURO photography, via Flickr

The Khajuraho Group of Monuments in Khajuraho, a town in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, located in Chhatarpur District, about 620 kilometres southeast of New Delhi, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Khajuraho has the largest group of medieval Hindu and Jain temples, famous for their erotic sculptures.

The Khajuraho Group of Monuments in Khajuraho, a town in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, located in Chhatarpur District, about 620 kilometres southeast of New Delhi, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Khajuraho has the largest group of medieval Hindu and Jain temples, famous for their erotic sculptures.

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