Chandelas Sculpture

  • The Chandellas, who ruled from 950 to 1100 A.D., constructed towering temples in central India, like the Kandariya Mahadev temple at Khajuraho.These were sculpted with human representations of endless variety. The sculptor here preferred the slender taller figures with a considerable accentuation of linear details.
  • The art of Khajuraho is a world of beauty. The lovers locked in an embrace which is approximately carved, display a throbbing passion. Varying moods are brought into relief by a slight change in the smile, a little difference in expression and in the pose.
  • The sculptures of Khajuraho are such great masterpieces of Indian sculptural art that they can be admired both individually as well as cumulatively.

The sensuous sculptures at Khajuraho