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Khajuraho

Khajuraho

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Published by Agustin Brown
The Khajuraho Temples and group of monuments are famous for two things. Wonderful sculptures & Khajuraho dance festival.
The Khajuraho Temples and group of monuments are famous for two things. Wonderful sculptures & Khajuraho dance festival.

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Published by: Agustin Brown on Jun 27, 2012
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Khajuraho is a small town located in the
bundelkhand region Chhatarpur District of
Madhya Pradesh and is well-known for groupsof Hindu and Jain temples.
 
The temples of Khajuraho were built between 950to 1050 A.D. during the Chandela dynasty ofCentral. After the refuse of the Chandela dynastyin 13th century, the temples were left under thecover of dense date palm trees for many years,which gave the city of Khajuraho its name, Khajurin Hindi means a date. In the ancient times it wasknown as
Vatsa
.
In 1838, a British army engineer, Captain T.S. Burtrediscovered them. By that time only 22 of theoriginal 85 temples had survived.

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