The temple complex was amazing in the morning light. The numerous erotic sculptures and curves of the temple roofs were wonderful. These temples were grown over by the jungle after the area had been abandoned sometime in the 16th century. In 1838 an Englishman rediscovered these fine temples. 85 were originally built of which 22 remain.
After exploring the western section we went to the southern section of this complex. These temples were similar but in this area there is a Jain community. There were three Jain monks who walked from their monastery 220 km away. These were monks of the first order so they wear no clothes. While we were there two of them were being fed by a group of people. They eat and drink only once a day. The other monk was removing his facial hair while sitting calmly in a lotus position. We were told they let their hair grow for 3-4 months and then they twist a clump in their fingers and pull it out. The monk who was doing this had a pile of his hair in a ball next to him. These monks sweep the ground before them before taking a step so they kill nothing. They only travel by foot. We then headed back to the hotel.