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Khajuraho, home to ancient temples, Madhya Pradesh

It is nature’s salute to the creative splendours of man. As yet another day bids adieu to the temple town of Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh, the scene outwits the beauty of a painting, with the setting sun drawing a fine combination with the architectural marvels.

Khajuraho is home to 25 ancient temples, built by the Chandella rulers between AD 900 and AD1130. Made of granite and sandstone, the temples are home to many exquisite sculptures. It is assumed that originally there were 85 temples at Khajuraho.

The sculptures are mainly of spiritual themes. There are also some erotic sculptures, which deal with Tantric lovemaking. The Khajuraho group of temples has been Inscribed on the World Heritage List for their ‘outstanding universal value’ and ‘human creative genius’.