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Khajuraho Temples

Topics Covered: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

Khajuraho Temples:


Context:

Ministry of Tourism had recently organised webinar on “Khajuraho – Temples of Architectural Splendour” under Dekho Apna Desh.

  • Dekho Apna Desh Webinar Series is an effort to showcase India’s rich diversity under Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat.

About Khajuraho Temples:

  • Khajuraho Temples (in Madhya Pradesh) are among the most beautiful medieval monuments in the country.
  • Built between 950-1050 AD by the Chandela Dynasty.
  • The monuments include Hindu and Jain temples.
  • The temple site is situated within Vindhya Mountain range.
  • These Temples got the status of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites in 1986.
  • The temples are famous for their Nagara-style architectural symbolism.
  • Reported for the first time by Abu Rihan al Biruni in AD 1022 and Ibn Battuta in AD 1335.

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Prelims Link:

  1. About Khajuraho Temples.
  2. What is Nagara style of architecture?
  3. Differences between nagara and Dravida styles?
  4. What are UNESCO World Heritage sites?

Sources: PIB.

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