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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Khajuraho temple-Chhatarpur,Madhya Pradesh

Khajuraho temple is a famous tourist centre situated at Chhatarpur district in the state of Madhya Pradesh. It is archaeological site known for its sculptured temples dedicated to shiva, Vishnu, and Jain patriarchs. Khajuraho was a small village and capital of the Chandela Kings, who from the 9th to 11th century developed a large realm, which at its height included almost all of what is now Madhya Pradesh state. Khajuraho is one of the famous tourist destinations in India. It has the largest group of medieval Hindu temples. It is also most popular for its erotic sculpture. The name Khajuraho is derived from the Hindi word khajur which means date palm.
About Khajuraho Temple
town of Khajuraho is much different from any other temple city of India. It is not about religion, worshipping and deities. The temples of Khajuraho are instead famous for the eroticism etched on its walls in the form of sculptures. The temple of Khajuraho is a fine example of Indian architectural styles that have gained popularity due to their depiction of the traditional way of life during primeval and medieval times. They were re-discovered only during the 20th century. Long forgot by the populace in the surrounding areas, the jungles had taken a toll on some of the monuments.

The city was once the religious capital of the Chandela Kings, a Hindu dynasty that ruled this part of India from the 10th to the 12th centuries. The Khajuraho temples were built over a span of a hundred years. A wall with eight gates, each flanked by two golden palm trees enclosed the whole area. The 85 temples were built in North Indian ‘Nagara’ style of architecture, through only 20 of them have survived the rough weather conditions over long years of time. The two richer distinctive group of temples scattered over an area of about 21 sq. km.

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ajay goud said...

Nice pics you should have given the names to the Templepics so that everyone will understand which temple is this.

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