Khajuraho

Khajuraho is a town in Madhya Pradesh, India famous for housing one of the most exquisite and erotic architectural brilliance of the Indian history. The Khajuraho Temples are a group of temples built in the caress of the ancient Vindhya block mountain range of Central India famous for the Nagara style of civil construction of the structures with one of the most refined form of scriptures and sculptures of primal tradition. The Khajuraho Temples is one of the massive constructions that with is sheer spread and artistic subtlety proves beyond doubt the ingenious form of artistry and workmanship present in that point of Indian historical period.

Legend has many tales behind the inception of this bilateral religious temple. One such tale is that Lord Shiva and others enjoyed the place very much for its ethereal mix of flora and fauna in this river cradled hill region. Drawing inspiration from this legend the Kings of Chandela Dynasty reign over the land for a period ranging from 950 to 1050 A.D. built this temple complex. The Bundlehkhand region is the seat of Khajuraho temple and an astounding 85 number of temples were constructed to depict the playfulness of the Gods. The main and most famous Kandariya Mahadeva Temple was built by King Vidyadhara. Though out of these 85 only 25 are preserved till date after the foreign invasion of the Sultans and the Mughals.

Hinduism has a very unique take on sex and the sculptures of Khajuraho depict this very artistically and brazenly. The acts of different forms of sexual encounters among gods, human and even beasts are very much erotically depicted in the temple carvings. The Khajuraho Temples located about 175 KM away from the historical city of Jhansi is a Word Heritage Site declared by UNESCO and a place of great tourist attraction for all with every other sense of fascination.

Timings

Khajuraho Group of Monuments open at Sunrise to Sunset

Entry Fees

30 INR (Indians), 500 INR (Others), Childs up to 15 years free

Best Time to Visit

July-March

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