Kama Sutra Inspirations - 1

Kama Sutra  Inspirations - 1

Love & Lust

Kama Sutra is an ancient Indian hindu text widely considered to be the standard work on human sexual behaviour in sanskrit literature written by Vatsyayana . A portion of the work consisits of practical advice on sexual intercourse .

Kama  which is one of the three goals of hindu life means sensual or sexual pleasure and ' Sutra ' literally means a thread or line that holds things together  and more metaphorically refers to an aphorism { or line, rule , formula } or a collection of such aphorisms in the form of a manual .

Some Indian philosophies  follow the four main goals of  life known as Purusharthas.

1- Dharma :   virtous living
2- Artha : Material prosperity
3- Kama : Aesthetic and erotic pleasure
4- Moksha : Liberation

Dharma , artha & kama are aims of everyday life while Moksha is a release from the cycle of death and rebirth .

In childhood, Vatsyayana says, a person should learn howw to make a living ; youth is the time for pleasure , and as years pass one should concentrate on living virtuously and hope to escape the cycle of rebirth .

Vatsyayana 's Kama Sutra has 1250 verses distributed in 36 chapters which are further organized  into 7 parts .

The contents of the book are structured into 7 parts like the following :

1- General remarks

05 chapters on contents of the book , three aims & priorities of life and the acquisitions of knowledge conduct of the well -bred - townsman , reflections on intermediaries  who assist the lover in his  enterprises.

2- Amorous advances / sexual union 

10 chapters on stimulation of desire , types of embraces , caressing and kisses   , marking with nails, biting and marking with teeth , on copulation { positions } , slapping by hand and corresponding moaning, virile behaviour in women , superior coition and oral sex , preludes and conclusions to the game of love . It describes 64 types of sexual acts .

3- Acquiring a wife 

05 chapters on form of marriage, relaxing the girl, obtaining the girl , managing alone , union by marriage .

4- Duties & privileges of the wife 

02 chapters on condust of the only wife and conduct of the chief wife and other wives

5- Other men's wives

06 chapters on behaviour of woman and man , how to get acquainted, examination of sentiments , the task of go- between , the king's pleasures, behaviour in the women's quarters.

6- About courtesans

06 chapters on advice of the assistants on the choice of lovers , looking for a steady lover, ways of making money, renewing friendship with a former lover, occassional profits, profits & losses.

7- Occult practices 

02 chapters on improving physical attractions , arousing a weakened sexual power .

Well, that's the basic info. about Kama Sutra . It is truly amazing to think that ‘publicly and officially’ we are not people who talk about sex openly. India and the Kamasutra go back a long way. Yet somehow we still talk about sex like it’s a bad word. That's  the reality of our society.

I made some paintings inspired by Kama Sutra ' Love & Lust ' just for the purpose of understanding the true meaning of love as well as lust . I am sure all the readers will enjoy these paintings of Love & Lust .
& Yes I know, you won’t comment here. Write in to me with your response @  shuklarishabh52@gmail.com
I look forward to it (with giggle ).

Enjoy the feeling of Love & Lust via these mesmeriz ing paintings ...................................

- Rishabh Shukla

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  1. beautiful paintings ...........................
    I love them all .
    hats off to you Rishabh ji

    - Gaurav Singh



  4. omg!!!! its awesome .
    bold & beautiful . extraordinary art .best of luck !

    - Babita Sharma

  5. I love this post :)
    u r just fantastic

  6. a beautiful paintings series of love & lust ..one of your best works .... keep it up
    & yes its very sensational

  7. Sensational art. looking forward for kamasutra inspirations2. best of luck


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