is a famous village for groups of Hindu and Jain temples. These
temples are considered as UNESCO World Heritage Site for their beautiful
and erotic rock carvings. One thousand years ago, under the generous
and artistic patronage of the Chandela Rajput kings of Central India,
85 temples, magnificent in form and richly carved, came up on one
site, near the village of Khajuraho. The amazingly short span of
100 years, from 950 AD - 1050 AD, saw the completion of all the
temples, in an inspired burst of creativity. Today, of the original
85, this village remains with 22 temples, which give us a glimpse
of a golden time of art and devotion at their peak. Out of 22 temples,
two were made from sandstone. The stone blocks were first carved
and then the interlocking pieces were assembled to form a temple.
Each temple is different from one another. Hence, in the temple
architecture of India, the Khajuraho complex remains unique.
Even in those days it was no more than a small village. It is the
possible patronage given to the Chandelas and the wide variety of
beliefs represented in the temples, that they had the concept of
forming a seat of religion and learning at Khajuraho. Yet another
theory is that the erotica of Khajuraho, and indeed of other temples,
had a specific purpose. In those days when boys lived in hermitages,
following the Hindu law of being "brahmacharis" until
they attained manhood, the only way they could prepare themselves
for the worldly role of 'householder' was through the study of these
sculptures and the earthly passions they depicted.
The Khajuraho village is 395-Km southeast of Agra and is surrounded
by the mountains of Chattarpur district of Madhya Pradesh. The place
is at a considerable distance from most cities and town centers
of the state. Khajuraho Location is convenient for tourists to commute.
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Madhya Pradesh - India