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Khajuraho (A Narrative of Erotic Temples)

The Khajuraho group of temples are Located in Madhya Pradesh, they are famous for its fascinating erotic sculptures. Some of the temples are dedicated Hindu religion and some are dedicated to the Jain religion. It is also one of the UNE.SCO World Heritage Sites. The name Khujaraho is derived by the date palm trees, which are found in abundance in that area. Khujaraho was declared as the 1st capital of Chandelas, who ruled Bundelkhand during the 10th to the 14th centuries. Earlier there were 85 temples but presently, the Khajuraho group of temples included 22 temples. It took almost 100 years for the construction of the temples, mid of 9th century to the early 12th century. Every temple is unique and each reflects the magnificence of prosperous era of Indian art & architecture. All the temples were made in Nagara style of architecture.

All the temples of Khajuraho are unique in its own way and there are no religion, worshiping traits or deities to follow, temples were made lookingup to the spectacular architecture, art and sculpture of that particular period. These temples were revived and restored after being deserted and susceptible to natural forces in the 19th century.

Lakshmana Temple

Lakshmana Temple is one of the oldest temples of Khajuraho, it is also a part of the Western Group of Temples. The temple was constructed by a Chandela ruler, Yashovarman in 930 - 950 CE. Architecture of the temple is Pure medieval.The main chamber which is in the form of a chariot and it is also known as the Pancharatha. 600 hindu gods resides in the temple, and there is alsoa big image of Vaikuntha-Vishnu.Many beautiful carvings of Hindu Gods at the entrance of the temple. At the entrance of the temple there are many beautiful carvings of Hindu Gods.

Devi Jagdamba Temple

Devi Jagadamba Temple takes a major part of the Western group of Temples, it is well-known for its beauty and symbolism. The temple is divided in 3 different parts, the first part has sculptures of the creator, Brahma. The second part is dedicated to Lord Vishnu who is the sustainer. And third part has carvings of Lord Shiva as the destroyer.There are different sculpturesand carvings in the temple which depict different themes like peace, union and war. Inside the temple, there is a big magnificent statue of Goddess Parvati. People from different parts of the world come to visit this beautiful temple.

Kandariya Mahadev Temple

The biggest temple of Khajuraho is Kandariya Mahadev Temple, it is tallest of off the temples with a height of 31.5 meters.Kandariya Mahadev Templeis a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is famous for its mesmerizing architecture and some great sculptures in the temple which will leave you spellbound, it isone of the most ornamented temples of the city and one can witness the different forms of art through the figures which are engraved inside and outside the walls of the temple.The temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and built on a high platform.

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