Thursday, 4 April 2013

Khajuraho Temples

Imagination knows no limits and this is exemplified by the sculptural art of Khajuraho holy place. The art at Khajuraho is the living demonstration to the freedom of phrase in antique India. The artists in antique India were patronize and there prevailed an environment that nurtured creativity.
The stunning creative creations in Khajuraho temple have astonished all. Different from other creative creations, the temple of Khajuraho have gain international reputation. There are erotic carvings in these temples first 85 in number, for the most part of them were damaged by the Britishers. yesterday, only 22 are in good situation.
The temples at Khajuraho are separated into three major groups: Western Group, Eastern Group, Southern Group. These temples were build by Chandela ruler who adorned these temples with different features. There are rock figures of Apsaras ( celestial maidens) on each of the 22 existing temple. There are figures of couple protected in romantic style, different sexual positions.
Various theories have been put promote that try to explain the reason for such a creation. Some say that the erotic carvings on Khajuraho temple complex were created to prevent the rain god from accidentally striking the holy place with lightning. Being a voyeur, he would not have destroyed such source of pleasure. Others say that carvings served as sort of guide for Brahmin boys who grew up in segregate schools.
Places of interest around Khajuraho
·                     Dhubela Museum
·                     Benisagar Lake
·                     Panna City
·                     Panna National Park
·                     Ranguan Lake
·                     Rajgarh Palace.
·                     Ajaygarh Fort
How to reach Khajuraho
Placed in northeast Madhya Pradesh, Khajuraho is well linked because of its tourist status. There are daily flights to Khajuraho from Delhi, Agra and Varanasi. The nearby rail heads are Jhansi (172 km), Satna (117 km) that are connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta and Chennai. From Jhansi and Satna you can take a bus or a taxi to Khajuraho. Besides Jhansi and Satna regular buses ply from Harpalpur, and Mahoba.