The Mysterious World of Khajuraho

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Welcome to Khajuraho – a complex, full of beautiful temples belonging to the ancient spiritual traditions of India.

In the period from 950 to 1050 the city was the capital of the Chand dynasty. The town complex is expanding on an area of 21 km². Khajuraho temples are a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The population is 19 282 inhabitants.

The Indian state of Orissa can be called a museum under the open sky. In the cities of Bhubaneswar, Puri, Konark and others. There are monuments that are real “Wonders of the World.” Even more famous is Khajuraho – a town with unique pieces of stone construction of the Indian Middle Ages.

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More than a thousand years separate us from the construction of these temples, richly decorated with sculptures that have sealed all manifestations of human life in that era. Of the 85 temples fully reserved 22 others were victims of centuries. Those who have survived are extremely valuable cultural monuments and consideration they need some time. Grand stone platforms, stairs, temples, gates, towers, temples, whose walls are adorned with sculptures. Most of them depict the hot embrace of love, highly intimate episodes and scenes of life. Some experts argue that erotic sculpture has deep religious and symbolizes the relationship of the human soul to the gods. Others believe that such sculptures protect the temple of thunder, the rain god Indra is one of the patrons of love.

On any of the thousands of sculpted faces you can see a blissful smile. A visitor can examine the stone figures of dancers in morning light, at noon and at sunset and sees in the play of light and shadow figures come to life. Hands of men and women that move, portraying raging passions, waist quake, imitating the swaying wind branches of trees. People smile and shine when they fall on the rays of the rising sun.

 

See also: Portals to Other Worlds

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