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Khajuraho temples
Situated in Chatarpur District, Khajuraho refers to a group of monuments and it is one of the most popular tourist places in India. Here you can see Jain and Hindu Temples, which were made during the medieval period and sensuous sculptures that are mainly made with sandstones. 
Tenon joints were used along with the force of gravity to construct the entire monument. Megalith weighing 20 tons was used to make the pillars. The sculpture used in the temples of Khajuraho is realistic look. The area around  Khajuraho has been renovated with rose beds, parks, mowed grass and trees adding more beauty to the place. Every evening  light and sound shows are conducted for visitors. The dance festival in February and March features classical dance with Chitragupta and Vishwanath Temples in the backdrop. 
In the temple architecture of India, the Khajuraho complex remains unique. One thousand years ago, under the generous and artistic patronage of the Chandela Rajput kings of Central India, 85 temples, magnificent in form and richly carved, came up on one site, near the village of Khajuraho. 
The amazingly short span of 100 years, from 950 AD - 1050 AD, saw the completion of all the temples, in an inspired burst of creativity. Today, of the original 85, only 22 have survived the ravages of time; these remain as a collective paean to life, to joy and to creativity; to the ultimate fusion of man with his creator. Why did the Chandelas choose Khajuraho or Khajirvahila - garden of dates, as it was known then - as the site for their stupendous creations? Even in those days it was no more than a small village. It is possible given the eclectic patronage of the Chandelas and the wide variety of beliefs represented in the temples, that they had the concept of forming a seat of religion and learning at Khajuraho. 
It is possible that the Chandelas were also believers in the powers of Tantrism; the cult which believes that the gratification of earthly desires is a step closer to the attainment of the infinite. It is certain however, that the temples represent the expression of a highly matured civilization.
Yet another theory is that the erotica of Khajuraho, and indeed of other temples, had a specific purpose. In those days when boys lived in hermitages, following the Hindu law of being "brahmacharis" until they attained manhood, the only way they could prepare themselves for the worldly role of 'householder' was through the study of these sculptures and the earthly passions they depicted.
 
 
 
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