Khajuraho - Kandariya Mahadev -The most impressive temples

Khajuraho – Kandariya Mahadev -The most impressive temples

The Khajuraho Group of Monuments is a group of Hindu and Jain temples in Madhya Pradesh, India, about 175 kilometres southeast of Jhansi. They are one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India.These temples were built by the Chandella ruler between AD 900 and 1130. It was the golden period of Chandella rulers. It is presumed that it was every Chandella ruler has built atleast one temple in his lifetime. So all Khajuraho Temples are not constructed by any single Chandella ruler but Temple building was a tradition of Chandella rulers and followed by almost all rulers of Chandella dynasty.
The Khajuraho name conjures up striking images of erotic art on temple walls. However, there is so much more to Khajuraho than just the erotic, or even just temples. Last December, We spent three days at Khajuraho, exploring as much of the ancient town as we could, and over the next few weeks, I shall try to show you the Khajuraho that we saw.
Khajuraho-TempleThe Kandariya Mahadev is one of the most impressive temples at Khajuraho, and it’s the details which make it so magnificant. This particular figure is of Agni, the God of Fire. Here, though, he is one of the Ashta-Dikpalas, the guardians of the 8 directions. Agni guards the South-East, and it’s his placement on the South East wall of the temple, which allows us to identify him here. Notice the finer details, such as his beard….

How to reach Khajuraho

By Air : Khajuraho is connected by air from major cities in India that include New Delhi, Mumbai, Bhopal, Allahabad and Varanasi. Jet Airways, Air India and SpiceJet etc provides daily flights to Khajuraho. The domestic airport in Khajuraho is located at average distance of 10 km from the group of monuments. Click here to Book Now

By Rail : Khajuraho does not have a railway station. In order to reach Khajuraho by train, you will have to get down at Mahoba Railway Station (Code: MBA) which is located 77 kilometers away from Khajuraho and then take a cab or bus to the temple town.Click here For more Details

Other important nearby railheads are at Satna (Rail Code STA – Distance: 116 kilometers), Katni (Rail Code: KTE – Distance: 160 kilometers) and Jhansi (Code: JHS – Distance: 117 kilometers).

By Road : Khajuraho Group of Monuments are located approximately 10 km off the National Highway 75. The nearest city is Chattarpur which again is well connected by road from Bhopal. One could also travel to Khajuraho by Road from Delhi which is approx. 600 kilometers away and Jhansi which is 177 kilometers away.Click here to Check Now

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