Khajuraho a small tourist destination in Madhya Pradesh in Central India is a place that breathes sensuality. This small town is famous for its Hindu and Jain temples built between 950-1050 AD with beautiful and erotic rock carvings on the walls. The temples today are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Sensuality and eroticism have always been the part of India architecture. There are many temples in India, where erotic sculptures have been carved out of the stone. However, Temples of Khajuraho are the epitome of the stone carvings. Various scenes from Kamasutra have been sculptured on the walls of the temples. Though these poses have been carved in stone but the emotions in the figures make them alive.
The monuments and temples in Khajuraho are divided into three groups: Eastern, Western and Southern. The Western group of Temples complex houses the most important temples in Khajuraho – Kandariya Mahadeva Temple, Devi Jagdamba Temple, Lakshmana Temple, Chitragupta Temple, The Chausath-Yogini Temple etc.
These Hindu & Jain temples are dating back to 950 AD and inscribed with ornamental carvings, mostly erotic.
Open from Sun rise to Sun set on all days of the week, temples of Khajuraho are best to be visited between September & April.