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Author: Dr. M. P. Mahadevaiah, A. Shridhara Murthy
Place: Sannathi, Aihole, Badami
The article throws light on the origin and developmental phases of erotic sculptures in the temples of Karnataka. Earliest examples can be seen at Bouddha Stupas at Sannathi. The next phase in the history is of Basavasi Kadamba dynasty whose temples do not depict erotic sculptures. Badami Chalukyas who ruled middle and northern Karnataka after the decline of Kadambas have extensively depicted eroticism in the temples of Aihole and Badami.