t is one of the three goals of Hindu life. It is what the west
called ‘erotica’. It is the one we consider sacred. It is Kama. And this
is its manual—The Kama Sutra.
A compilation of seven books,
starting with the description of general principles of mortal life that
Brahma laid down when he created men and women—dharma (fulfillment of
duty), artha (accumulation of wealth), and kama (pleasurable experience
of the five senses, to moving forward about the ‘right’ way of life
where it talks about many issues including the behaviour and actions
during copulation between a man and a woman. A 4th century guide to a
virtuous and gracious living, still valid in the 21 century and beyond.
Vatsyayana unbashingly talks scientifically and spiritually
about what is a taboo today, and emphasises that this book is a must
for both men and women. It lays more stress on the fact that women,
especially, should be knowledgeable in the arts complimentary to Kama
The physical beauty of Khajuraho is the manifestation
of the beauty trapped in this book, which the west unknowingly calls the
‘manual of sex’.
Discover the knowledge of the gods translated for the mortals by the mortals.