Khajuraho is a quaint town in Madhya Pradesh, renowned for its UNESCO World Heritage Site listed Group of Monuments. Khajuraho has the largest group of medieval Hindu and Jain temples, famous for their erotic, sexual themes, But sexuality cover less than 10% of the temple sculpture. Also interestingly, most erotic themes are neither prominent nor emphasized at the expense of the rest, they are really in the proportional balance with the non-sexual images.
These sculptures cover numerous aspects of human life and values considered important to Hindu. Hence, the images are arranged in a way to express central ideas of Hinduism. The vast majority of sculptures tells various aspects the everyday life, mythical stories and symbolic display of various values important in Hindu tradition. The Kandariya Mahadeva Temple “the Great God of the Cave”, is the largest and most ornate Hindu temple in the medieval temple group found at Khajuraho. It is considered one of the best examples of temples preserved from the medieval period in India.
And they are like huge canvas of an art, you can’t just look at one and form my opinion, So To understand the meaning of the art, one have to look at the larger picture and when seen in combination it depicts the itinerary of the of every soul as depicted in Hinduism “MOKSHA”, it’s totally spellbound. Khajuraho Festival of Dances is celebrated at a time when the hardness of winter begins to fade and the king of all seasons, spring, takes over. The most colorful and brilliant classical dance forms of India with their roots in the ling and rich cultural traditions across the country, offer a feast for the eyes during a weeklong extravaganza here. Since times immemorial, myriad forms of dance have been adsorbed into the classical dance styles. Watching these performances reveal the age-old trends, traits and nuances that are firmly established in dance in various regions of India.