Khajuraho

Khajuraho — the temple complex of 85 temples, which today is protected by UNESCO. The complex was built by the Chandela dynasty, which ruled from the 9th to the 13th century, survived only thirty temples. The temples of Khajuraho are well preserved, despite the fact that they have not visited for a thousand years.




Temples were constructed not as independent structures but as a synthesis of striking unity. The uniqueness of the temples in that they are not surrounded by walls and built on a high terrace, and what would tend to be higher throughout the neighborhood. The temples of Khajuraho are smaller than the temples of Orissa, but are very impressed with its beautiful proportions, beautiful finish.




The temple has a length of 30metrov. Each temple has three parts, the sanctuary, the hall of pleading and inputs. The main part of the complement of minor elements. Granite and Sandstone, from which it was carved temples rise into the sky due to the vertical elements. Open verandas to catch the sunlight that enlivens the composition.

Erotica is the main theme of the temples of Khajuraho. There are several theories explaining the presence of erotic images on the temple walls. It is considered that the erotic scenes are portrayed as mithuna, the connection of male and female. According to the ritual of the tantric cult, salvation may come only after a spiritual and sensual experience. Another theory is because of the erotic sculptures are only on the outer walls, they are used to verify the believer.




People should not go to the temple until it is engulfed by worldly desires. But despite the version, the fact remains. Sculptors may simply have considered wall-worthy place to show the theme of eternal love between a man and a woman.

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