Khajuraho, is a village located in the Chatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh.
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This modest little village has only 3000 residents and is surrounded by forest areas.
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Every year tourists from different parts of the world visit Khajuraho.
This place is famous for the temples, consisting of erotic sculptures and images, depicting passion, music, dance and other creative arts.
The popularity of Khajuraho has been a big boost to tourism in Madhya Pradesh.
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All these temples have been constructed between 9th century to 12th century.
These temples were constructed during the era of Chandela dynasty and depict the rich quality of architecture which was prevalent in that period. Welcome  To indianvisit.com
Initially 85 such temples were constructed, strictly adhering to the North Indian 'Nagara' style of architecture.
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However over a period of time, due to rough weather conditions, only 20 of these temples have survived. These temples are divided into two distinct groups, the Western and the Eastern group of temples.Historically too, these temples are relevant and several legends are associated with their creation.

According to one legend, the builders of Khajuraho were the descendants of moon. The origin of the Chandela dynasty is also fascinating and this tale is unfolded through the various sculptures of the temples. The legend reveals how the Moon God seduced Hemvati, a beautiful young daughter of a Brahmin priest, when she was bathing one evening.

A child was born of this union between a God and a mortal and was named Chandravarman. As the mother of the child was unwed, she was ostracized by society and she was forced to seek refuge in the dense forests of Central India. There she became her son's teacher and also showered maternal affections on him. When the son grew up, he found the Chandela dynasty. When he was established as a ruler, his mother visited him in his dreams. She pleaded him to build temples, revealing the intensity of human passions. This would also give way to the realization of emptiness of human desire. Chandravarman started the construction of these temples and other rulers who succeeded him, made further additions to it.

Another legend specifies that in those days boys, until they attained manhood lived in hermitage. The only way they could prepare themselves for the role of a 'householder', was after studying these sculptures and the earthly passions which they portrayed. The theme of these temples revolves around woman and depicts her different moods and facets.

Khajuraho has emerged as one of the major historical sites in India apart from being one of the major tourist destinations in Madhya Pradesh. These temples are generally built of sandstone and belong to the Vaishnava, the Shiva or the Jaina sects. Khajuraho has its own airport which makes it even more accessible for the tourists. Getting accommodation here is also quite convenient.

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