Video: Spirituality Meets Art at the Khajuraho Group of Monuments

The intricate temple carvings highlight meditation, spiritual teachings, kinship, wrestling, royalty and erotic art, amongst others.  
Photo by Subhendu Sarkar/Contributor/Moment/Getty Images.
Photo by Subhendu Sarkar/Contributor/Moment/Getty Images.

The Khajuraho Group of Monuments is home to some of the finest temple art ever seen, justifying its UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Built under the rulers of the Rajput Chandela Dynasty, there were originally 85 structures. But, today, if you visit this beautiful town you will see that only 20 remain. Hindu and Jain temples made of granite or sandstone in shades of buff, pink and pale yellow are sprawled across six kilometers. Based on their geographical location, the temples are categorized into three groups: Eastern, Western and Southern. Each temple has beautiful and intricate work, highlighting meditation, spiritual teachings, kinship, wrestling, royalty and erotic art.

For all architecture and art lovers, the Khajuraho monuments are a must visit.  And if you are an ardent lover of classical dance, the best time to visit would be during the Khajuraho Dance Festival, hosted in February.

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