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An anthropological explanation to the erotic statues in Hindu temples

This is a reaction to an article published in timesonline under the title “Why is a Hindu temple like a Soho phone box? Must I draw you a picture?” by Terence Kealey.

The article quotes from several sources to state that in short, a millennium ago the temples of India were brothels — they may have been more than that, but they were brothels too — and they advertised their wares as brothels always have.’

It seems the best way to attain popularity is to hurt the religious sentiments of people. Look at the words used to define Hindu temples. Terence Kealey is hurting the religious sentiments of more than one billion people.

The writer has every right to put forward thoughts on the erotic sculptors in Hindu temples. Some of the findings have scientific backing, according to Terence Kealey. The findings of the article are going to be debated.

But what is the author trying to prove by stating that the Hindu temples were brothels. There is a better way of saying things. Nobody says ‘I heard that your father died.’ Instead we say ‘I am sorry to hear that your father passed away.’

And what message is the author trying to give to non-Hindus through the article. The world today has numerous problems please don’t create more with comments and articles.

It seems digging up history and quoting it to create controversy has become a fashion.