Khajuraho centuries-old temple architecture

Khajuraho centuries-old temple architecture
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Khajuraho centuries-old temple architecture

Khajuraho centuries-old temple architecture

Khajuraho is a village in Chhatarpur district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and is world-famous for its centuries-old temple architecture. Khajuraho reveals the story of the incredible architecture of the Chandya Chande dynasty that ruled the city between 5050 AD and 11 AD0 AD. Khajuraho is still known as the cultural capital of Chandela Rajputs. It serves as a paradise for art lovers as it reflects the rich culture of stone-throwing in ancient temples. These attractive temples are in ‘Nagara’ architecture. Khajuraho is a charming place away from the crowded and polluted city life. Thus, it accommodates a very quiet and soothing atmosphere. This special group of medieval temples is listed under World Heritage and is another gem of the country’s pride.

The history of Khajuraho is very important and there are many legends behind its establishment. The glorious history can be seen through its group of ancient temples. These magnificent sites were built between 950 AD and 1150 AD and were completed in about 200 years. About 0 temples have been built, of which only 22 remain in good condition and the rest have interesting signs ready to be discovered. Some of the temples destroyed due to wastage are Chauth Yogini, Brahma, Lalgun Mahadev, Matangeshwar, Varaha, Laxman, Parshvanath, Chaturbhuj, Ghantai, Vishwanath, Devi Jagdambi, Chitragupta, Kendriya Mahadevi, Vaman, Adinath and Dulad.

These temples are made of sandstone, they are brought from emeralds, which reflect different shades of pink, amber, etc. The interiors of the temple are visually beautiful and they are connected to each other. The interior ceilings are delicately carved with floral as well as geometric designs. This amazing art enhances the audience. The exterior is adorned with spectacular carvings. These sculptures are given a sensitive design that displays physical desire and passion. The sculpture is mainly divided into five groups: the first represents cult-images, the second represents family and related matters, the third represents nymphs – the fourth represents housewives, teachers, disciples, dancers and musicians, and the fifth represents animals and beasts. Architectural wonders and exotic sculptures reflect the artistic brilliance and creative genius of the Chandela emperors.

Aside from the sculptures, its most distinctive feature is that this sensitive sculpture is present only on the perimeter. The existence of these unique and erotic sculptures outside the temples may mean that all human desires have to be renounced in order to become one with God. There are a lot of opinions about depicting these erotic sculptures. Some take it as a living model for spiritual and sexual understanding. It expresses that spiritual and sexual life comes in handy and there must be satisfaction between the two.

Only by adopting a sexual and spiritual path can the purpose of life on earth be fulfilled. This charming temple has numerous sculptures depicting the life of the common man and activities like music and dance.