Khajuraho

Temple Town In India

khajuraho

Khajuraho is a small town located in Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, near (chhatarpur district), It’s about 620 kilometers from the New Delhi . It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Khajuraho has the largest group of Hindu and Jainism temples.

These temples are a UNESCO world heritage site for their beautiful sculptures. Khajuraho is famous for their erotic rock carvings and the name khajuraho is derived from ancient word “kharjuravahaka”, this word is basically a Sanskrit word which means that a one who carries a date palm.

Khajuraho has the Beautiful vindhya range of mountains. This makes khajuraho a more fascinating destination to visit. Khajuraho is served by khajuraho airport and there is a railway station in the centre of the town. A good way to get around and see the temples more closely as well as see the village life in kharujaho by bicycle, which you can easily rent in the bike shops near the main temple complex, or bicycle rickshaw. They charge at the rupees 20 per day.

According to the 2001 census (India), khajuraho has a population of 19,282. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. The town has an average literacy rate of 53%. In khajuraho, 19% of the population is under 6 years of age; Khajuraho is located at 24.85°n 79.93°e.

The temples are grouped into three divisions western, eastern and southern. The khajuraho temples are made up of sandstones. The builders didn’t use any mortar: the stones were put together with mortise and tenon joints and they were held in place by gravity.

This form of construction requires very precise joints. The columns and architraves were built with megaliths that weighed up to 20 tons. Khajuraho’s art is a reflection of the Indian aesthetics. The erotic sculptures of khajuraho depicting Kama sutra are unique in the world. These sculptures represent indo-Aryan architecture, set in a stone is lyrical to encomium love and passion and reflect the chandela dynasty’s passion and immense appreciation for the Taboo art, paradoxically, in the land of Kama sutra. They cannot be passed off as just because of erotic carvings. The temples have some of the most venerable gods of Hinduism.

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