Thursday, 15 December 2016

Khajuraho Group of Monuments

The Khajuraho Group of Monuments is a group of  temples famous for their nagara-style architectural symbolism and their erotic sculptures.

Royal Court Sculptures on Lakshmana Temple
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The Lakshmana Temple is a Hindu temple built by Yashovarman  located in Khajuraho, India. Dedicated to Vaikuntha Vishnu - an aspect of Vishnu.
This temple is located in the Western Temple complex in Khajuraho.
The structure consists of all the elements of Hindu temple architecture. It has entrance porch (ardh-mandapa), Mandapa, Maha-Mandapa, Antarala and Garbhagriha. - in: wikipedia

Erotic Sculptures on Kandariya Mahadeva Temple
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The Kandariya Mahadeva Temple, meaning "the Great God of the Cave", is the largest and most ornate Hindu temple in the medieval temple group found at Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh, India. It is considered one of the best examples of temples preserved from the medieval period in India.
The temple is said to have been built by the Chandela king Vidhyadhara, who ruled from 1017 to 1029. At various periods of the reign of this dynasty many famous temples dedicated to Vishnu, Shiva, Surya, Shakti of the Hindu religion and also for the Thirthankaras of Jain religion were built. in: wikipedia

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