Situated in the woody planes of the Bundelkhand region Khajuraho which is in the state of Madhya Pradesh is widely liked for all the many temples that it has. This city was called as the representation of medieval heritage. The temples here not just show case the perfect combination of architecture but also are well known for the sculptural sheerness. It is known to exhibit the actual Indian art which is said to still exist.
It is not just the poetry carved temples but then a lot more that gives this place the honor to be prominent for the cultural extravaganza. When you are here you can also look for the Khajuraho Dance festival where you can see and take a glimpse of the Indian classical dance forms by the stunning performances given out by the great dancers of India.
The sightseeing places here include a lot of places. The very awesome and also the largest temple in Khajuraho, namely the Kandariya Mahadev Temple which was built in the 1025–1050 AD is just a worth visit place. This is the one that is dedicated to lord Shiva and has a very typical sandstone structure and also has a linga at the center of the Garbha Griha.
When you take a close look at it you will find that it is one which is ornamented with more than say 800 images, and from amongst them most of them are approximately three feet high. There is also lot more to see which includes erotic sculptures of women in the southern and northern portions. The height of the tower of the temple is 100 ft high and thus makes it worth looking at.
The next is the temple which is dedicated to Lord Vaman. He was well known as the dwarf lord and this is one which is known to belong to the eastern group of temples. Vaman temple which is situated at the north of the Khajuraho village will present you a pretty look of the lush greenery of many barley fields. The architecture of this temple consists of sanctum and a single spire 'shikhara', an atrium, also a 'maha-mandapa' it also has tangential transepts and a nice porch.
Dedicated to Lord Surya, Chitragupta Temple is also an ancient shrine which you can look for. It faces eastwards in front of the rising sun. It stands tall from the 11th century and this old monument temple enshrines a very impressive 5 ft high image of the Lord Surya which is in a standing posture. It is kept in a way that you can see the Lord driving a chariot of seven horses.
Devi Jagdambi Temple is other place worth watching because it has been very prominent for the many erotic and other intensely carved figures. It has been seen that here the Garbha Griha of this excellent shrine houses a very huge image of the actual goddess of the Universe.
Reaching to this city will be easy for you not just by railways but also roadways. It does not have an airport of its own but then there are daily flights from Agra Varanasi and lot more.
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