Body and womb

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The Jangha, or body, of every Khajuraho temple - the wall between the base (adisthana) and the crowning tower (shikhara) - represents the heavenly kingdom. Their support and protection of the entire structure is symbolized by images of strange composite animals that embody strength and intelligence, placed on two or three carved bands surrounding the band, known as bhandas. Despite the popular assumption that copulating Khajuraho couples are images of scenes from the lives of ordinary people, according to Shobita Punji's statement on the "body" of the temple, Shiva and Parvati's wedding is actually shown. She states that beautiful nymphs, engraved in everyday poses, express surprise and curiosity, watching God and his wedding.

 The construction of each temple reflects the creation of life itself, which evolved from a single seed (bindu), concluded at its base. The central image of the temple, whether it is a lingam, or an image in the form of a person, is placed exactly above this seed and right under the highest point of the temple - shikara, in a sacred room known as garbha grha, "house-lono"). Although it is surrounded by various manifestations and forms of the material world - which is very evident on the outer walls of the temple, the womb, or womb, remains simple, without any ornamentation, symbolizing the dark giving birth and producing the core of life.

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