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Khajuraho (Madhya Pradesh)

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Khajuraho Group of Monuments temples are popular for their architecture and style along with symbolism and their erotic statuary. The Kandariya Mahadeva Temple is one of the most popular temples in Khajuraho. Khajuraho Temples suffered destruction & disfigurement by Mohammedan invaders in this area which forced local people to leave Khajuraho.

Khajuraho was one of the metropolises of the Chandela kings, who from the 9th to the 11th century CE developed a large realm, which at its height connected almost all of what is now Madhya Pradesh state. Khajuraho extended over 21 sq. km and contained about 85 temples manufacture by different rulers from about 950 to 1050. In the late 11th century the Chandela, in duration of chaos and decline, moved to hill forts elsewhere. Khajuraho sustained its religious consequence until the 14th century (Ibn Batuta was impressed by it) but was hereinafter largely forgotten; its remoteness probably saved it from the desecration that Muslim victor, generally inflicted on Hindu monuments.

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Hidden secrets about the Khajuraho Temples:-

 1. The name Khajuraho is derivative from the Hindi word ' khajur', which means 'date palm&#39.

 2. It was during the reign of Chandel kingdom, between 950 and 1050 AD, that Khajuraho temples were built.

 3. Earlier, there were about 85 Hindu temples at Khajuraho, which degenerated due to the destruction of the nature. There are only about 22 Hindu temples left now.

 4. It was only in the 20th centenary that Khajuraho temples were rediscovered and preserved.

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