During the Chandela rule  Khajuraho was home to a large Jain community who lived in the eastern side of Khajuraho. A number of Jain temples from that period is now located in the eastern complex about 10 mins from the western group of Khajuraho temples. Parsvanath temple is the largest Jain temple in Khajuraho is also located in this part of Khajuraho. Few inscriptions apart from the stone carvings can be seeh at the Parsvanath Temple            Read More
The Southern group of temples in Khajuraho is located slightly away from the other groups of temples. Duladeo and Chaturbhuj temples are the main temples in the southern group of temples in Khajuraho. The Duladeo or “the newly married woman” is a Shiva temple. Tall Chaturbhuj temple, about 1 ˝ km away from Duladeo temple is dedicated to Vishnu.
There are many interpretations of the erotic carvings. It has been suggested that the carvings depicts tantric sexual practices however there is no documentation or evidence that suggest the exact meaning or purpose of the carvings in Khajuraho temples.
Khajuraho temples were built over a span of 200 years between 950 to 1150 during the reign of the Chandela kings. The Khajuraho temples are made of sandstone and no mortar is used. The columns and architraves are built with megaliths that weigh up to 20 tons. Although the Khajuraho temples get into the limelight due to the sexually explicit carvings on its walls, its less than 20% of the total sculptures and stone carvings in Khajuraho.
The western complex of the Khajuraho group of temples houses the most important temples in Khajuraho. The Kandariya Mahadeva dedicated to Lord Shiva is the largest temple at Khajuraho. The Lakshmana temple dedicated to vishnu is located near the Kandariya Mahadeva temple. Devi Jagdamba Temple Chitragupta Temple Chaunsath Jogini Temple etc are the other major temple in the western complex.             Read More
The best time to visit Khajuraho is between November - February.
Summer is not very pleasent here and the temperature hovers between 35 - 42 degrees. The best season starts once winter sets in. The temperature of winter stays between 10 - 27 degrees Celsius
Best Time to Visit Khajuraho
Temples in Khajuraho
Parsvanath temple - Khajuraho
Lakshmana Temple - Khajuraho
Dulhadeo Temple - Khajuraho
Western Group of Temples                        Eastern Group of Temples                        Southern Group of Temples
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