The Chaunsat Yogini is the oldest surviving shrine out of the three
granite temples dedicated to Godess Kali. The main temple is the
Kandariya Mahadeo. The shrine has an exquisitely carved entrance arch
with a variety of themes,captured in stone and frozen in time. Located
close to it is the Matangeshwara temple, where deity (Shiva) is still
worshipped everyday.The Lakshman temple is finest of the western group
of temples and has four shrines attached to it. The Devi Jagdamba temple
is known for its erotic sculptures and houses Khajuraho's most
talked-about image, the mithuna (the sensuously carved figures of
Khajuraho Temples are famous for their candid eroticism and delicate
sensuality. The architectural work is based on a theme (women), unlike
other temples.The intricacy achieved in ornaments, hairstyles, clothes
reiterate the incredible skill of the artisans. There are three groups
of temples at Khajuraho- Western, eastern and southern.
Dance Festival :
Every spring the stones of Khajuraho come to life during the
prestigious 7-day Khajuraho Dance Festival. It is a cultural festival
for the celebration of the Indian classical dance and music, believed to
have basically originated in the Hindu temples. This is a time when the
glory of the temples is celebrated with true fervour and joy. Visitors
are also drawn to a dance festival, celebrated in March, which attracts
some of the best classical dancers in the country.
Visiting Khajuraho is an exciting experience. The temples can be
explored in one full day. If you happen to be here in the month of March
then the dance festival will be an added bonanza in your itinerary.
Summer: Summer 47 Deg. C. 21 Deg. C.
Winter: Winter 32 Deg. C. 4 Deg. C.
Rainfall: 114 cm. July-September
Best Season: October to March.
» By Air:
Regular services link Khajuraho with Delhi
» By Rail:
The nearest railheads are Harpalpur (94 Km) and
Mahoba (61 Km). Jhansi (172 Km) is a convenient railhead for those
traveling from Delhi and Chennai; Satna (117 Km), on the
Mumbai-Allahabad line of the Central Railway for those coming from
Mumbai, Kolkata and Varanasi.
» By Road:
Khajuraho is connected by regular buses with
Satna, Harpalpur, Jhansi and Mahoba.