Khajuraho - rock marvels in India

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The world famous temple town of Khajuraho in the Bundelkhand region in north Madhya Pradesh is nominated by UNESCO as a world heritage site in India for its archeological and historical monuments. The renowned erotic sculptures of Khajuraho temples are matchless gift of India to the world, which represent, as they do, a spectacle to life, love, pleasure, perfect in finishing and inspiring in expression. Khajuraho is located to the west of Varanasi and Allahabad and south of the Ganges, in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Life in all form and mood, has been confined in stone, which testify not only to the artistic quality of the craftsman but as well to the amazing breadth of visualization for the rich and commanding Chandela Rajputs under whose ruling the temples were visualized and erected. Mislaid amid forests for centuries they were by accident revealed by a British army engineer T. S. Burt in 1838.

A week extended Khajuraho Dance festival of classical dances is organized each year in February / March against the stunning backdrop of the marvelously lit temples. Khajuraho obtained its name from khajura date palm which is produced liberally in the region and perhaps for the reason that there were two gold khajura trees on a engraved gate here. Taken in entirety, the sculptures of Khajuraho portray the daily life of the people and the court in the 10 th and 11th centuries.

The Khajuraho temples were put up in a small span of hundred years, from 950 to 1050 AD in a truthfully encouraged burst of inventiveness. Of the 85 unique temples, at the moment merely 25 have survived, and extend over three spots to represent one of the great artistic wonders in the world. The architect of Khajuraho maintained drop from the moon and the myth behind the origin of this grand dynasty and the temples is a captivating one.


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