Khajuraho

Khajuraho is a small town located in the Bundelkhand region in Madhya Pradesh is a brilliant example of Indian architecture and its culture back in the medieval period.

Updated: June 16, 2022

Khajuraho is a small town located in the Bundelkhand region in Madhya Pradesh is a brilliant example of Indian architecture and its culture back in the medieval period. The architecture of these Hindu and Jain temples depict the innocent form of love. The carvings on the walls display passion in the most erotic yet aesthetic ways.
These carvings were built between 950 to 1050 AD. A light and sound show is carried out which is narrated by actor Mr. Amitabh Bachhan that you can see after the visit to the temple complex.
Built around 1025-1050 AD, Kandariya Mahadev Temple has beautiful frescos of women in various postures adorning the walls of this temple. This place is one of the most stunning tourists sites in Khajuraho. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and has a shivalingam at the centre of Garba Griha. Kandariya Mahadev Temple has an artistically engraved shrine with over 800 images of women, most of which are more than 3 feet high.The artisitic representation of eroticism on the walls of this temple which are made of a typical sandstone structure are bound to give a new perspective on India's cultural heritage.
The Lakshman temple is named after the ruler of that time. It is the oldest and most aesthetically pleasing temples among the Western group of Temples. The trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva is depicted in the horizontal beam over the entrance of the temple.
The Dulhadev Temple that is built in the year 1130, enshrines a beautiful shivalingam and striking sculptures of Apsaras and other ornamented figures enshrines a beautiful shivalingam and striking sculptures of Apsaras and other ornamented figures. The temple also has a stunning sculpture of Lord Shiva with his wife Parvati, that adds to the charm of the overall architecture.
The Devi Jagdamba temple has beautifully carved erotic figures that was built as a Vishnu temple initially. The Garba Griha houses a stunning sculpture of the Goddess of the Universe. The temple also houses a beautiful image of Goddess Parvati, with the image of Mithuna.
Parsvanath temple is the largest among the Eastern group of temples and has intricately detailed carvings on its walls.this temple is the aesthetic blend of Hindu, muslim and Buddhist styles. The highlights of the temple are the sculptures on the northern outer walls.

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