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Khajuraho - city of moon god OR Land of the Moon God

Khajuraho Travel Guide

Khajuraho, one of the most amazing UNESCO World Heritage sites in the district of Chhatarpur in Madhya Pradesh is one of the most popular tourist places in India where people come to explore amazing only its kind of temples. The amazing tourist attraction is 385 km from the capital city of India New Delhi. Travelers who travel to Agra to explore one of the Seven Wonders of the World Taj Mahal also prefer to spend a day or two to explore the temples of Khajuraho. In the real way, consequent from the Hindi word 'khajur' that signifies date palm, the attractive little temple town of Khajuraho is prominent the whole time the world for its medieval Hindu temples and more so for its erotic statuette that keeps travelers enticed for a  long time. Put together over an extent of a hundred years, from 950 to 1050 AD, the Khajuraho temples symbolize the appearance of a very much full-grown culture and are the country's unique gift of love to the world.

There is also a very interesting history behind the Khajuraho temples; they were brought into the real construction during the reign of the Chandelas who outline their derivation to the mythological sagacious Chandratreya born of the moon. According to the different versions of the origin of the city, Khajuraho owes its subsistence to a charming maiden named Hemvati. The fairy tale that depicts the starting point of the great reign of Khajuraho is a fascinating one. Hemavati was a beautiful young daughter of a Brahmin priest, but child widow. One day whereas she was taking bath in the river Rati she was seduced by the moon god who was fascinated by her beauty. The Moon god, fascinated by her beauty moved down to the earth in the form of a human and ravished her. A son was born of this amalgamation flanked by a human and a god who was then named Chandravarman by his mother. As she was a widow who had given birth to a child she feared being under duress by civilization culture and society.

To save herself and her child she took protection in the impenetrable forest of innermost India. Here she skilled her son both as a mother and a counselor to grew him up to become a brave king who went on to establish the great Chandela empire. When he was established as a ruler, he had a dream-where his mother beseeched him to build temples that would disclose human passions and thus would bring out of sight human desires into open. Very in a little while Chandravarman began the edifice of the first of the temples, which saw the consecutive rulers’ addition to the fast mounting holy place complex.

The temples of Khajuraho are a fine illustration of belief corded with erotica and the visitor to Khajuraho cannot but be attracted to the vivid erotic sculptures on the temples walls. Though extremely sensual and erotic, the engravings on these temples have a figurative consequence and there have been many explanations of their existence. One speculation connects them with Indian sects who advance sex with a formal procedure representation and well thought-out Yoga or spiritual exercise along with bhoga or physical pleasure as two different paths leading to the identical ambition that is moksha that you can say self-deliverance. According to these sects, in the satisfaction of sex one can go above into a samadhi in that way accomplishing nirvana or salvation.

In addition to this, an additional conjecture views them as in lieu of tantric rituals. In addition, the company of these erotic sculptures give you an idea about that there were no taboos or inhibitions against sex at that time that we have to feel or have at this time.

Today, there are a number of hotels and resorts of world class and leading groups in the town to accommodate. So what you are waiting for, come and add more spice in your Khajuraho tour by explore its untouched beauty.

 

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