- Khajuraho is one of the most famous tourist destinations in central India, known across the world for its ancient temples with intricate sculptures. The temples were built between 950-1050 AD by different rulers of the Chandel dynasty. Out of the original 85 temples, hardly 20 survived the Muslim invasions and time. Some of the temples survived because of remoteness and inaccessibility, and with time were lost to the world because of the growth of vegetation around them, to be rediscovered only in the 1830s by British surveyor T S Burt, guided by local Hindus. Khajuraho group of temples are UNESCO World Heritage Site and depict sculptures in different forms including meditation, teaching, wrestling, daily activities, and most significantly the erotic art. However, the erotic statues comprise only 10% of all the sculptures. The intricate sexual postures depicted on the temple walls show the liberal mind and social norms of Chandel rulers. The temple complex houses both Hindu and Jain temples and are broadly divided into three groups, i.e., Eastern, Western and Southern groups of the temple, depicting some finest sculpture art in the world. Out of the surviving 20 temples, the Kandariya Mahadeva Temples is the most decorated with more than 870 sculptures, with intricate details and expressiveness of the traditional ancient art form of India. Khajuraho Dance Festival is organized during the month of February, which is a major cultural event and tourist attraction. Besides fascinating light and sound show is organized every evening, at the western group of temples, evoking the life and times of great Chandel Kings and tells the story of the most mesmerizing temples of Khajuraho built during the 10th to 11th century.
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