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Title: Khajuraho


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khajuraho
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Introduction
  • Khajuraho is a small town located in the
    bundelkhand region Chhatarpur District of Madhya
    Pradesh and is well-known for groups of Hindu and
    Jain temples.

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History
  • The temples of Khajuraho were built between 950
    to 1050 A.D. during the Chandela dynasty of
    Central. After the refuse of the Chandela dynasty
    in 13th century, the temples were left under the
    cover of dense date palm trees for many years,
    which gave the city of Khajuraho its name, Khajur
    in Hindi means a date. In the ancient times it
    was known as Vatsa.
  • In 1838, a British army engineer, Captain T.S.
    Burt rediscovered them. By that time only 22 of
    the original 85 temples had survived.

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Khajuraho temples
  • The temples are grouped into three physical
  • divisions
  • Western
  • Eastern
  • southern

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Western group of Temples
  • Lakhmana Temple 
  • Kandariya Mahadeo Temple 
  • Devi Jagdamba Temple
  • Chaunsat Yogini
  • Chitragupta Temple 
  • Matanageswara Temple  

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Eastern Group of Temples
  • Parsvanath Temple
  • Ghantai Temple 
  • Adinath Temple 
  • Hanuman Temple
  • Brahma Temple 
  • Vamana Temple 
  • Javari Temple

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Southern Group of Temples
  • Dulhadev Temple
  • Beejamandal Temple 
  • Chattarbhuj Temple Or The Jatkari Temple 
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Western Group of Temples
  • There is a entry fee of Rs. 10/- (for Indians)
    and USD 5 (for foreigners) to go in the Western
    Group of temples All the temples are open from
    sunrise to sunset. These are the richest and
    largest of all temple groups

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Western Group of Temples
  • Lakhmana Temple 
  • The oldest and finest of the western group
    of temples, named after the ruler that built the
    temple. The A horizontal beam over the entrance
    of this stunning Vaishnavite temple shows the
    trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva with Lakshmi,
    Vishnus consort.
  • Kandariya Mahadeo Temple
  • This temple is ornamented with a abundance
    of sculptures that are among the greatest
    masterpieces of Indian art.
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Lakhmana Temple
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  • Kandariya Mahadeo Temple
  • This temple is ornamented with a abundance of
    sculptures that are among the greatest
    masterpieces of Indian art.

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Kandariya Mahadeo Temple 
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Western Group of Temples
  • Devi Jagdamba Temple 
  • devoted to the Goddess(devi), this is smaller
    and much more delicately proportioned temple and
    is home to some of the finest sculptures of
    Khajuraho.The garbha griha has a enormous image
    of the Devi of the Universe (Jagdambi), though it
    appears to have started as a Vishnu temple. It
    has the usual three bands of sculptures, but the
    third and most highest of these houses some of
    the most erotic sculptures.

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Devi Jagdamba Temple
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Western Group of Temples
  • Chaunsat Yogini 
  • The only granite temple in the Khajuraho
    group.
  • Chitragupta Temple 
  • This temple is devoted to the Sun God
    (Surya), it
  • faces eastward to the rising sun.
  • Matanageswara Temple 
  • A temple devoted to Shiva, a huge 8ft Lingam
  • adorns the temple.

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Eastern Group of Temples
  • Parsvanath Temple 
  • biggest among the group, with beautiful
    carvings in detail. The sculptures on the
    northern outer wall are the tourist attractions
    of this temple. The image was installed in 1860.
  • Ghantai Temple 
  • This Jain temple has a wall painting which
    depicts the 16 dreams of Mahavira's mother, and a
    jain goddess on a winged Garuda.

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Parsvanath Temple 
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Eastern Group of Temples
  • Adinath Temple 
  • devoted to Jain Tirthankar(God), adinath,
    the temple is plentifully overstated with
    sculpted figures, including yakshis.
  • Brahma Temple 
  • measured to be one of the oldest temples of
    Khajuraho made entirely in granite and sandstone,
    is devoted to Vishnu.
  • Vamana Temple
  • Vamana Temple is the dwarf form of Lord
    Vishnu, situated in a secluded place and is
    known for its simple architecture.

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Adinath Temple
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Southern Group of Temples
  • Dulhadev Temple 
  • The very last temple of Khajuraho, lies to
    the south of Ghantai temple. The temple
    enshrines a Shivalingam. The apsara and decorated
    figures are the temple's most striking features.
  • Beejamandal Temple 
  • It is a ruined temple, and is near the
  • Chattarbhuj Temple.

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Dulhadev Temple
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Southern Group of Temples
  • Chattarbhuj Temple Or The Jatkari Temple 
  • Built in 1100 A.D., is renowned for its
    construction, and is also the only temple to be
    devoid of any erotic sculpture. 3 km away from
    the Eastern Group. Facing West, have to take 10
    steps to reach the sanctum. The massive 9 feet
    intricately carved Vishnu idol in Chaturbhuja
    (four-armed).

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Khajurao Dance Festival
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Khajuraho dance festival
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Khajuraho dance festival
  • The Khajuraho Dance Festival takes place every
    year during the spring and this festival
    celebrates the splendor of the temples. The
    festival is of classical dances is held every
    year in February or March and continues for one
    week. It takes place against the spectacular
    backdrop of the splendid temples.

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Khajuraho dance festival
  • The Khajuraho Dance Festival is a cultural
    festival that tourist attractions the richness
    and depth of the different Indian classical dance
    styles such as Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Odissi,
    Kuchipudi, Manipuri and Kathakali. The
    performances are given by of some of the best
    exponents in the field. contemporary Indian dance
    has also been integrated lately.

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Khajuraho dance festival
  • The dances are performed in an open air audience
    which is in front of the Chitragupta Temple. The
    Chitragupta temple devoted to Surya or the Sun
    God and the Vishwanath Temple devoted to Lord
    Shiva.

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Open air audience
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Khajuraho dance festival
  • The main idea behind organizing this dance
    festival is to make the heritage of Khajuraho
    related to the present day society and also for
    the coming generations. This festival is attended
    by number of tourists. Number of seminars and
    workshops take place during the Khajuraho Dance
    festival which is attended by renowned artists
    and craftsmen.

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