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Attractions of Madhya Pradesh
- Sanchi
- Bhimbetka
- Khajuraho Temples
Khajuraho, famed all across the globe for its temples, sex and erotic sculptures is a village located in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The village of Khajuraho has its own rural charm and boasts of a rich cultural heritage. The temples of Khajuraho offer a unique gift of love to the whole world. The tourism industry of India cashes heavy amount every year because of the titillating sculptures inside the temple complexes. Among the tourist destination Khajuraho temples fall second to Taj Mahal of Agra.

The temples of Khajuraho are much different from other temples of India. The temples here are not about worshiping or about deities and goddesses rather they focus heavily on eroticism that can be witnessed in the form of sculptures etched on the temple walls. The temples were constructed during the times of the Chandela dynasty. Earlier there were 85 temples out of which only 20 are remaining which have withstood a great climatic disturbances. The temples follow the north Indian Nagara Style of architecture. The temple town of Khajuraho also has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Sightseeing
KhajurahoThe temples of Khajuraho are the pride possessors of great sculptures whose cloning is almost impossible. The entire temple complex of Khajuraho can be divided in to three groups:

The Western Group - Most of the temples of the Western Group are large and richly adorned very well showcasing the wealth of the ruler of that era.Most of the temples here are dedicated to Vishnu or Shiva.

Kandariya Mahadeo - This temple is 31 m in height and is said to be largest of all other temples here. The temple is adorned with intricate and exquisite carvings. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Chaunsath Yogini - This temple is very old belonging to 900 AD and is dedicated to Goddess Kali. It is the only temple of its type solely made of granite.

Chitragupta Temple - This temple is the chief centre of the Khajuraho Dance Festival where most of the performers perform. This temple is dedicated to the Sun God (Surya Dev).

Vishwanatha Temple - The three-headed image of Lord Brahma here is worth seeing in the Vishwanatha Temple.

Lakshmana Temple - A pretty Vaishnava temple flaunts a lintel over its entrance depicting the divine trinity of Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva along with Goddess Lakshmi, the wife of Lord Vishnu.

Southern Group Of Temples
Duladeo Temple - On the walls of this temple you can find the flaunting images of the celestial maidens or the apsaras.

Chaturbhuja Temple - An intricately designed carved image of Lord Vishnu can be found in this temple.

Eastern Group Of Temples
A number of temples fall under the Eastern Group. They are:

Ghantai Temple - The Ghantai Jain Temple is famous for its ornamental depiction of 16 dreams of Mahavira's mother and a Jain goddess on a winged Garuda.

Vamana Temple - This temple is shows the celestial maidens or the apsaras in a variety of sensuous moods.

Javari Temple - This temple is famous for its richly carved gateway and exterior sculptors.
Vamana Temple
Brahma Temple - The temple contains the four-faced image of Brahma. The temple is constructed in Granite and the shikhar is of sandstone.

Hanuman Temple - This is another remarkable specimen of Khajuraho temple architecture containing the colossal statue of Hanuman, about 8 ft in height.

Adinath Temple - The Adinath temple is dedicated to the Jain Tirthankara Adinath. The lavish embellishment with sculpted figures, including that of Yakshis is quite remarkable.

Shopper's Paradise
A discerning shopper can find peace, buying variety of handicrafts that village of Khajuraho provides. Textile weaving is a major craft here. One can find miniature stone carved replicas of erotic sculptures in the bazaars of Khajuraho. The major shopping spots are: A weekly bazaar is held at Rajinagar on Tuesdays, 5 km from Khajuraho.

How To Reach
Air - There are domestic flights to and fro from Agra, Varanasi and Kathmandu.

Train - Khajuraho is well connected to other major cities of India through rail network. The nearest railway stations to Khajuraho are Mahoba, Satna and Jhansi.

Road - Khajuraho operates frequent bus services. There are also good network of roads that runs to and fro from the major cities of India like: Panna, Mahoba, Satna, Jabalpur, Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Agra and Jhansi.


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