Khajuraho Group of Monuments

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Khajuraho Group of Monuments (Miss Millions/Flickr, CC BY 2.0).
 India
State of Madhya Pradesh
N24 51 7.992 E79 55 19.992
Date of Inscription: 1986
Criteria: (i)(iii)
Ref: 240
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Khajuraho’s western group of temple (Deepa Chandran2014/Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 4.0).

The temples at Khajuraho were built during the Chandella dynasty, which reached its apogee between 950 and 1050. Only about 20 temples remain; they fall into three distinct groups and belong to two different religions – Hinduism and Jainism. They strike a perfect balance between architecture and sculpture. The Temple of Kandariya is decorated with a profusion of sculptures that are among the greatest masterpieces of Indian art.

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2 Replies to “Khajuraho Group of Monuments”

  1. There are 4 different groups of temples but the most important one and the most beautiful one is the Western Group of Temples.. So we decided to visit that.. Since it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is very well maintained and kept very clean.. The temples and truly magnificent and one can just marvel at the architecture for hours..

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