|» Location :
||385 Miles Southeast Of Delhi, Madhya Pradesh.
|» Name Derived From :
||'Khajur', The Date Palm
|» Temples Built By :
|» Built During :
||950 AD - 1050 AD.
are few things in the world which are beyond compare and certain things that
inspired human emotions to give an outlet to his spirtual and physical love.
The erotic images of Khajuraho are the expresions of these human
. Every facade-wall, window, pillar, and ceiling of
Khajuraho is carved with figures of mythical and historical origins, and
while many of these depict the innocent form of love on these walls.
Forgotten and unvisited until the mid-1960s, Khajuraho is now, after the Taj
, India's biggest single tourist attraction.
Khajuraho temples in
Madhya Pradesh, has the largest group of medieval temples each studded with
countless sculptures of extraordinary grace and delicacy. The temples of
Khajuraho, are indeed, celebrations of the stylized and refined courtly
accomplishments of beauty, love and creative arts. Khajuraho temples lies
about 385 miles (616 kilometers) southeast of Delhi.
Temples of Khajuraho : In the
temple architecture of India, the Khajuraho complex remains unique.
Major Attractions of Khajuraho
The architectural beauty of the the exquisite sculptures at
Khajuraho temples are unlike any other in India. Among the vast number of
temple, Khajuraho temple holds a special place for its intricately thematic
carvings on the stones. Build by Chandela Rajputs, a tribal dynasty ruler
who ruled this part of India from the tenth to the twelfth centuries. The
construction of this imposing temple that took hundred years to complete
from 950-1050 AD in a truly inspired burst of creativity.
the time of construction, the entire site was enclosed by a wall with eight
gates, each flanked by two golden palm trees. There were originally over 80
temples, of which only 22 temples now stand there which scattered over an
area of about eight square miles.
Khajuraho Dance Festival
Every spring the stones of Khajuraho come to life during the
prestigious 7-day Khajuraho Dance Festival when the glory of the temples is
celebrated with true fervour and joy. It is a cultural festival for the
celebration of the Indian classical dance and music, believed to have
basically originated in the Hindu temples
How to Get there
The access to Khajuraho is by air, rail and road. Khajuraho
has a well-developed infrastructure in place. The Madhya Pradesh Information
Centre gives prompt assistance to all queries. It also offers economical
packages for tourists.