Formerly the capital of the Chandela Rajputs, Khajuraho is presently just a small village in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh but nonetheless one of the premier tourist destinations in the country.
The temples in Khajuraho attracts tourist from all over the world for their remarkable architecture and bold artistic statements. It therefore comes as no surprise that there are a large number of Hotels in Khajuraho to cater to the needs and demands of visitors from different parts of the country as well as from different corners of the world.
Khajuraho - A place reminding of Hemavati and her making love to moon god
Khajuraho is exceptional and these magnificent temples of sensuous and religious images have thrilled the tourists from the different parts of the world for decades. Built in the medieval times over a period of 200 years, these temples are also called the temples of love and the very sculpture chiseling of the various love making poses have an impact on the tourust who wants to make love in the manner it is described in the sculptures.
For the honeymooner, these temples are a great inspiration because they teach the art of love making. Not only have these temples the sensual significance but for the religious tourists, they have a great importance. There are various temples dedicated to the chief deities of Hinduism and the gods of Jainism and in short, these temples are exemplary when it comes to sensuality and religion.
There is an interesting tale when we speak of the Khajuraho temples. It is said that Hemavati was a very sensuous and extremely beautiful woman. One day, she was bathing with the milk and rose water and during that time, the moon god saw her. He made love to her and the child was born without wedlock. But the child Chander Verma was very talented and strong and established a kingdom.
He alongwith his descendents built these temples. This was the prediction of moon god when he saw Hemavati in a social distress because of her pregnancy.
Khajuraho Places to See
The world renowned temple town of Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh designated by UNESCO as a world heritage site for its archaeological and historical monuments.
The Khajuraho temples were built in the short span of a hundred years, from 950-1050AD in a truly inspired burst of creativity. Of the 85 original temples, 22 have survived till today to constitute one of the world's great artistic wonders.
The Creators of Khajuraho claimed descent from the moon and the legend behind the founding of this great dynasty and the temples is a fascinating one. Hemwati, the lovely young daughter of a Brahmin priest, was seduced by the moon-god while bathing in a forest pool.