Perfect in execution and sublime in expressions these Khajuraho temples are dedicated to the womanhood. Listed in World Heritage Site, Khajuraho is situated in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The temples are a center of enticement for the visitors through out the year.
Khajuraho at Glance
The town of Khajuraho was once the capital of Chandela Kings was build in 950 A.D. and 1050 A.D. These medieval, splendid temples known all over the world for their amorous sculptures had a unique notability of Indo-Aryan architecture, dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and the Jain Tirthankaras. Legend says, section of Hinduism, meditate physical pleasure to be one of the paths to reach God, to attain knowledge, which is perceptible in the sculptures. These marvelous splendor were once lost in the books of age were rediscovered in 1838 century, and are now left 22 in numbers out of 85 contrived initially.
The Eminent Temples of Khajuraho
The Khajuraho Temples are broadly divided into three groups, Western, Eastern and Southern.
» Western Group of Temples :
Western Group of temple is included in World Heritage site, embody the most poignant, imperial temples of Khajrraho. They are the largest group amongst all. The Jagadambi temple, the immortal Kandariya Mahadeva and the Chitragupta temples are the finest examples of the most exotic sculptures of India. The Lakshmana temple is a starting point for exploring the treasures of Khajuraho. The temple of Lord Vishnu built in A.D 954 by Yasovarman, is known as a prestigious Lakshmana temple.
» The Eastern Group of Temples :
The Eastern Group of temples includes famous temples like Brahma, Vamana and Javari located near the Khajuraho Sagar and many Jain pilgrims like the Ghantai, Adinath and Parsvanath situated in south.
» The Southern Group of Temples :
The temples included are the famous Duladeo and the Chaturbhuja temples. The Duladeo is dedicated to Lord Shiva and was built in 1100-1150A.D at a distance of a kilometer south of the Khajuraho village. The Chaturbhuja Temple 3km from the town is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
» Archaeological Museum :
Khajuraho is also notable for its archaeological Museum that treasures the accumulation of unique master pieces, images, sculptures and architectural objects.Timings: 1000-1700 hrs. Closed on Fridays
» Khajuraho Dance Festival :
The eminent Dance Festival of Khajuraho held every year in the month of March, is a cultural festival of dance and music, celebrated over a period of 7 days. The enchanting tunes of music bring sculptures of the temples to life.
Best time to visit
October to March
Mode Of Transport
» By Air :
Indian Airlines services connect Khajuraho with Delhi and other parts of the country
» By Rail :
Harpalpur is the nearest railhead to visit Khajuraho at a distance of 110km. Jhansi at a distance of 175km, Satna 117km are other important rail junctions for visiting Khajuraho from all metropolitan cities of India
» By Road :
A well-knitted road connects Khajuraho by all parts of India by means of bus trnansport. Distances from Khajuraho are: Agra 395 km, Allahabad 285 km, Bhopal 372 km Delhi 590 km, Lucknow 267 km and Varanasi 415 km.
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