One thousand years ago in the northern region of central India, the kings of the Chandela dynasty built their capital city, Khajuraho. Eighty-five temples were erected, twenty of which remain standing today. Each is a unique marvel of Hindu architecture and sculpture.
The carved stones of the temple walls frequently depict human bodies united carnally in a celebration of eternal felicity, a symbolic form of union with the gods. Every year, thousands of pilgrims converge on the temples to celebrate the nuptial night of Shiva with the goddess Parvati.