Erotica is an essential element in Orissa's cultural history and is featured on numerous temples. Raghurajpur is home to a book on ancient Erotica that includes 64 erotic palm leaf drawings accompanied by a poem in Sanskrit describing each pose.
Bashayan Maharshi first wrote the erotic descriptions in Sanskrit using palm leaf carving. After that, Upendra Vanja translated the descriptions into the language of Oriya and created drawings of the 64 poses.