History of Khajuraho Temple

The city of Khajuraho was the cultural capital of Chandel Rajputs. The Chandels are believed to have ruled this part of north India for 200 years between 10th and 12th century. Though Chandel rulers had their political capital in Kalinjar, they always took special interest in Khajuraho.

It was in the year 950 A.D. that the construction of temples began in Khajuraho. Over the succeeding 200 years, hundreds of temples were built here with a unique architectural style that displayed medieval sexual life explicitly on the walls.

Today, only 25 of those temples are well-intact with most of the erstwhile temples getting ruined or dilapidated with time. Though there is no fort in khajurah (as Chandels rulers never lived here), the kings built a wall to protect the city. The wall still stands tall with its 8 main gates, each flanked by two golden palm trees.

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