Khajuraho Temples India
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Built by Chandela Kings, they are one of the most popular places of foreign tourists in India. The Temples were built between 950 and 1050 AD. For five centauries, this part of India was ruled by Chandela dynasty.

Only 22 Temples survived out of the 85 original Temples, to constitute one of the world's great artistic wonders. Revived only in this century, the Khajuraho Temples once again give evidence to a past grandeur

Khajuraho Temple

Architecture
Built in the north Indian Nagara style the stones were given form to human emotion in the form of spiritual and physical love.

The basic ground plan of the Khajuraho Temples followed a typical Hindu Temple architecture that consisted of four compartments
- An entrance porch (ardhamandap)
- The vestibule (antarala)
- The sanctum sanctorum (garbhagriha).
In some of the large Temples an extra Mandap with lateral transepts is added for size and splendor

The Temples are divided into three groups:
» The Western Group - The western group is the main group of Temples.

- The Kandariya Mahadev : This is one of the Temples within Western Group and is a good example of Hindu architecture. The Temple represents the Central Indian style of Temple architecture. It is one of the most developed and the highest Temple, towering 31m high. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and has marble Linga in the inner sanctum.

Khajuraho Temple

- The Matangeshwara Temple : This is the only Temple within the complex, where the Lord Shiva, the presiding deity is still worshipped everyday with prayers and rituals.

- The Lakshman Temple : The complex also boasts one of the finest and the best preserved Temple. The sanctum doorway has a panel of incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

- The Devi Jagdamba Temple : This Temple has a standing Parvati deity. The Temple is famous for its much talked image mithuna (the sensuously carved figures of amorous couples) and its other erotic sculptures.

- The Vishvanath and Nandi Temple : These Temples depict the marriage of Lord Shiva with Parvati.

- The Chaunsath Yogini : This one of the oldest Temple and is dedicated to goddess Kali.

» The Eastern Group - The Eastern group is mainly Jain Temple .and has three main Jain Temples within the complex:
The Parsvanath Temple The Adinath Temple The Santinath Temple

- The Parsvanath Temple : It is one of the largest of the Jain Temples and is dedicated to Adinath and later to Parsvanath.

- The Shantinath Temple : It is one of the youngest Temples and has a 4.5m Statue of Adinath .

- The Temple of Brahma and Hanuman : It is one of the oldest Temples and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

- The Brahma Temple : The Temple was built in early 10 th Century has sand stone sikhara on the granite structure.

» The Southern Group : This group has only two Hindu two Temples
- The Chaturbhuj Temple :
- The Duladeo :

Khajuraho Dance Festival Travel
The festival is held for 10 days in March every year. Renowned Dancers from all over India come to pay the tribute to the Gods and goddesses enshrined in the Temples of Khajuraho.

This festival highlights the opulence of the various Indian classical dance styles such as Kathak, Bharathanatyam, Odissi, Kuchipudi, Manipuri and Kathakali

Access
» By Air : Well connected to Delhi, Agra and Varanasi.

» By Rail : The nearest rail heads are Harpalpur (94 km) and Mahoba (61 km). (117 km), on The Mumbai-Allahabad line of the Central Railway for those coming from Mumbai, Calcutta and Varanasi.

» By Road : Regular buses from Satna, Harpalpur, Jhansi and Mahoba.

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