Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Khajuraho - Erotic Rock Carving Temples

The Khajuraho is small town situated in the central India in the state of Madhya Pradesh. It is well known for ancient Hindu and Jain temples which are now UNESCO World Heritage Site. Khajuraho is mainly famous for erotic rock carving and one of the most visited destination in India by domestic and international tourist. The site is surrounded by Vindhya range of mountains which makes this place a charming place to visit. Temple town of Khajuraho is much different from any other temple city of India because it is something different than trend of religion, worshipping and deities. Instead it is well known for eroticism etched on its walls in the form of statues. These 10th and 11th century temples have a very interesting legend of amalgamation of science and art of architecture behind them which connects them to the origin of Chandela dynasty.

Architecture of the temples is very interesting as temples are assembled into three geographical divisions such eastern, southern and western. Temples mainly built with use of sandstone and they have not used field gun but stones were put together with mortise and tenon joints and apprehended in place by gravity. Architraves and columns were built with megaliths that have weight of about 20 tons.  Khajuraho temples even today look magnificent and real and inspired by that Birla Institute of Technology has developed a temple named Saraswati.

Western Group of Temples: These temples are largest among all group of temples present in Khajuraho. It is not compressed and situated in the middle but also contains some exotic prominent and remarkable monuments. Under the well maintenance of Archeological Survey of India and has beautiful scenery because it is surrounded by flourishing green gardens. Some of the most outstanding temple includes Lakshmana Temple, Matangesvara Temple, Varaha Temple, Chitragupta Temple, Jagadambi Temple, Kandariya Mahadeo Temples, etc.

Southern Group of Temples: It is situates at most far location and mainly includes Chaturbhuja and Duladeo temples.

Eastern Group of Temples: These are five remote sub group temples located in and in the region of town of Khajuraho. This includes temples of Vamana, Jaavari and Bramha which belongs to Hindus and also Ghantai, Parsvanath and Adinath belongs to Jains.

Khajuraho is widely attracting tourist because of the supremely artistic representation of human sexuality in the ancient day and magnificent temple architecture. Cultural festival associated with this place also promote the tourism industry in the state of Madhya Pradesh.

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