Khajuraho Group of Monuments

Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, india
(Average 0 of 0 Ratings)
  • place-img
  • place-img
  • place-img
  • place-img
  • place-img
place-imgplace-imgplace-imgplace-imgplace-img
Year : 9 and 11 centuries | State : Madhya Pradesh | City : Khajuraho

Celebrated for its erotic sculptures, Khajuraho has the largest group of Jain temples. It has also been considered by UNESCO World Heritage Site as seven wonders of India. Bundelas and Chandelas Empire, when city was cultural capital of Chandel Rajputs, major monuments of Khajuraho were built over a span of 200 years. Although Chandela capital was moved to Mahoba after some time, but that did not affect the importance of Khajuraho and it continued to flourish for a long time.

The whole area is enclosed by wide walls and eight gates, accompanied by golden palm trees. Out of 80 Hindu temples, only 25 could be preserved that are settled in about 20 square kilometers. These temples are superior examples of Indian architectural styles, gaining popularity because of explicit depiction of sexual life on walls of these. Chief temples are made of sandstone, without using mortar. The stones of temples were put together with mortise to place the gravity. There are many interpretations of the erotic carvings, within walls of this architectural unique piece.

The Chandela kings endorsed various Tantric doctrines through these royal monuments, especially temples. Sculptors of Khajuraho depict all aspects of life when the society was believed to be dealing frankly and openly with erotic aspects of existence. Considering that male represents potential and female energy, these monuments communicate that one cannot achieve anything without the other. Khajuraho airport is well connected to all chief cities of India, while International visitors can get connecting flights to Khajuraho from Mumbai or Delhi. Those who wish to reach the place via train can take it from nearest railway station, Mahoba, just 63 km away from Khajuraho.

Map of Khajuraho Group of Monuments