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Khajuraho Temple


If you are a connoisseur of art, there can be very little argument on the choice of a place where you must go to see some of the finest specimen of sculpture. At Khajuraho you will find rock-cut sculpture at its very best. This is arguably the most celebrated manifestation of Indian temple architecture.

 

These groups of temples are situated a hundred miles south-east of the town of Jhansi in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Numbering over thirty, these temples were built in a period stretching over hundred years. Time has not been able to wear down this bewitchingly beautiful temples.

 

Built during the reign of the Chandelas, the temples display undeniable Shavite sensibility. Influence of Jainism and Tantrism can also be seen. Although none of the temples are massive or gigantic, the structures are extremely well proportioned and imposing. Khajuraho is famous throughout the world for the sculpture on the walls of the temples. Unlike sculptures on other temples. here you will find images of maidens in provocative postures. The total number of figures in one temple alone is over six hundred and fifty in number.

 

The sensuality and warmth of Indian art is displayed in the temple sculptures in Khajuraho. The aesthetic appeal of this beautiful temples draws visitors from near and far.

 

The history of ancient India seems to come alive in the wonderful figures carved on these temples. It is with these temples in the background that some of the greatest exponents of Indian classical dances have performed before admiring audiences.



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