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Khajuraho Temples

Khajuraho is Located in Madhya Pradesh state of Inda is 640 KMs from Delhi and 425 Kms from Agra is also well connected by road and Air. The temple of Khajuroaho are India's unique gift to the world representing as they do a paen to life, to love, to Joy, perfect in execution and subline in expression.Life, in every from and mood has been captured in stone, testifying to the craft man's artistry and extraordinary breadth of vision of the Chandela Rajputs.
In the temple architecture of India, the Khajuraho complex remains unique. One thousand years ago, under the generous and artistic patronage of the Chandela Rajput kings of Central India, 80 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 80, only 22 have survived the ravages of time; these remain as a collective paean to life, to joy and to creativity; to the ultimate fusion of man with his creator.

Khajuraho

Khajuraho or Khajirvahila - garden of dates, as it was known then - as the site for their stupendous creations. Even in those days it was no more than a small village. It is possible given the eclectic patronage of 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. It is possible that the Chandelas were also believers in the powers of Tantrism; the cult which believes that the gratification of earthly desires is a step closer to the attainment of the infinite. It is certain however, that the temples represent the expression of a highly matured civilization.

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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.

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  • Last visit to Khajuraho: Aug 2007
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