Khajuraho Group of Monuments

Local nameखजुराहो
LocationKhajuraho, India

The Khajuraho Group of Monuments is a group of Hindu temples and Jain temples in Chhatarpur district, Madhya Pradesh, India, about 175 kilometres southeast of Jhansi. They are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temples are famous for their nagara-style architectural symbolism and their erotic sculptures.Most Khajuraho temples were built between 950 AD and 1050 AD by the Chandela dynasty. Historical records note that the Khajuraho temple site had 85 temples by the 12th century, spread over 20 square kilometers. Of these, only about 25 temples have survived, spread over six square kilometers. Of the surviving temples, the Kandariya Mahadeva Temple is decorated with a profusion of sculptures with intricate details, symbolism and expressiveness of ancient Indian art.The Khajuraho group of temples were built together but were dedicated to two religions, Hinduism and Jainism, suggesting a tradition of acceptance and respect for diverse religious views among Hindus and Jains in the region.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khajuraho_Group_of_Monuments

More info at UNESCO http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/240

Info https://indiaheritagesites.wordpress.com/2013/10/28/glimpses-of-erotic-sculptures-at-khajuraho-group-of-monuments/

Address India

Coordinates 24°51'0" N 79°55'48" E

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