Kandariya Mahadeva Temple in Khajuraho

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Kandariya Mahadeva Temple in Khajuraho is located in Pisces with Leo photo: Tangopaso, ccbysa3.0

Kandariya Mahadeva Temple in Khajuraho

Astrology & Places: Kandariya Mahadeva Temple in Khajuraho and Leo as the sign of sexuality and emotional self-expression.

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Kandariya temple (L) and Devi Jagadambi temple (R) in silhouette at Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh during Sunset Amitabha Gupta, ccbysa4.0

Kandariya Mahadeva Temple in Pisces with Leo

Kandariya Mahadeva Temple in Khajuraho located in Pisces with Leo photo: Tangopaso, ccbysa3.0
Kandariya Mahadeva Temple in Khajuraho is located in Pisces with Leo photo: Tangopaso, ccbysa3.0

Kandariya Mahadeva Temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva in the form of the “the Great God of the Cave” is the largest & most ornate of the world heritage site tantric hinduistic temples at Khajuraho, India. It was built in during the reign of king Vidyadhara (r. c. 1003-1035 CE when Khajuraho served as the capital of the Chandela kingdom.

Sculptures on Khandariya Mahadeva Temple
Sculptures on Khandariya Mahadeva Temple

Astrogeographic position for morphogenetic field level 4 which explains the atmosphere of the temple itself but not the whole of the Khajuraho phenomenon:  Kandariya Mahadeva Temple is located in highly energetic, magnetic, centralistic, emotional, royal fire sign Leo the sign of the Sun, light, sexuality and the right for emotional self-expression, self-centeredness and the right for fullfillment of personal desires. Leo stands for the luxurious and rich ornamentation and for the fact that the temple was built to represent the kingdom. And Leo as the sign of human self-esteem does not  indicate the focus on a god but rather on the emancipation of human self-expression in relation to the deities of the temple. In regard to the topic of sexuality depicted on a temple Leo stands for natural right for individual sexuality and sexual self-expression here. Leo is of course not an indication for prostitution in the first place but it may well stand for a hierarchy in which sex slaves may have been employed or stationed at the temple site. As the royal sign and a major indicator for luxury Leo may be seen to have supported the right of kings or rulers to practise sexuality in whichever way they felt to. And as the sign of intensity and magnetism Leo is of course the most important natural indicator for the desire for and practise of group sex.

Erotic sculptures on the external walls of Khandariya Mahadeva Temple located in Pisces with Leo ph: Dennis Jarvis, ccbysa2.0

The 2nd coordinate lies in relaxed, spiritual water sign Pisces the sign of the dream world, imagination, temples, fairy tales, mystification, music, entertainment and communion with the spiritual plane. Pisces supports the reconnection with the spiritual plane and as such represents an ideal aspect for building temples. As an intense stimulator Pisces stands for sites where imagination can be practised freely, openly and without limitations of its authenticity. But Pisces does not represent a particular stimulation for sexuality like the fire signs Aries (erection), Leo (sexuality), Cancer (emotion, desire for conception) or Scorpio (visualization, trauma and fear). It may even be concluded that Pisces leaves enough emotional, mental and imaginative space for observers to consider the depiction of sexuality as some form of art or religion.  And as the sign of mystification and illusion Pisces stands also for the “Hollywood” or movie-like dimensions of the freedom to show sexuality without restrictions here.

Details of sculptures at Kandariya Mahadeva Temple

The temple for the female goddess Devi Jagadambika  in Aquarius with Leo

To the north of the Kandariya Shiva temple (male deity) lies a similar temthough much smaller temple which is dedicated to the female deity Jagadambika.It was built between the year 1000 and 1020 probably around the same time as its counterpart for the male deity.

The smaller Jagadambi Devi Temple is located in Aquarius with Leo ph: Marcin Białek, GFDL

The fact that the temple for the female deity is located in the adjacent morphic field of the male deity´s temple provides an astrogeographical differentiation of the two. The position of the female goddess in Aquarius the sign of a holistic persepective and indicator of a non-dualistic and even transsexual dimension – stands for its function as an added structure built here to deliver a more complete and abstract representation of the tantric topics.

Other such structures in Aquarius showing female representatives of the gods are the temple to Krishna´s 2nd wife Radha Rani in Barsana and the site of the Ganeshaani murti (very rare female Ganesha) in sukhasana pose at the Suchindram Temple complex in Tamil Nadu.

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