village comes under chatarpur district of madhya pradesh which is famous for
khajuraho temples, tourist from far places come for a tour of khajuraho.
After Agra, you can certainly head for Khajuraho- a World Heritage site
famous for its erotic sculptures. Amidst verdant lawns and pink flowers is
the complex of temples, blazoned with the sinuous curves of sculpture
unrivalled in their beauty. Out of the 85 temples built by the Chandela
rulers in a style which epitomises the Indo-Aryan style of art, only 22
survive today. The site was almost lost in the hallowed portals of time
until it was rediscovered by the British in 1838.
The famous sculptures, which include statues of gods and goddesses,
warriors, celestial dancers and animals, besides those of couples in erotic
postures, celebrates the Hindu philosophy of Yoga and Bhoga (physical
pleasure)- the two paths leading to final liberation. It is beyond any doubt
that these sculptures are the paradigm of the erotic motif of Hindu art. The
conjugation of man and woman was viewed as the consummation of devotion,
symbolic of the union of the devotee with god and divinity. Besides, there
are many sculptures which reflect the prosaic lives of the contemporary
Of the many temples in Khajuraho, the Lakshmana Temple and the Kandariya
Mahadeva temple remain unparalled in their grandeur. The latter, dedicated
to Lord Shiva, has a 38 metres high spire. The attempt to reconstruct the
image of Shiva's home in Mount Kailasha is quite conspicuous here. The
statue of an ascetic performing the shirshasan (a yogic posture where the
yogi balances himself on his head) is a major attraction of this temple.
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Bundelkhand, Madhya Pradesh
Distance From Agra :
Famous For :
Built By :
Chandela Rulers, AD 950- 1050
Best Time To Visit :
Khajuraho is easily accessible from Agra, Delhi and
Varanasi by air rail and road. While the city has a domestic airport, the
nearest railheads are Harpalpur (94 km) and Mahoba (63 km).
Places To Stay :
Hotels, tourist lodges and guest houses
are readily available for stay in this much coveted tourist destination of
India. Both budget and premium accommodation is available here.