in Madhya Pradesh
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temples of Khajuraho are India's unique gift to the world, representing,
as they do, a paean to life, to love, to joy, perfect in execution
and sublime in expression. Life, in every form and mood, has been
captured in stone, testifying not only to the craftsman's artistry
but also to the extraordinary breadth of vision of the Chandela
Rajputs under whose rule the temples were conceived and constructed.
Khajuraho temples were built in the short span of a hundred yeas,
from 950-1050 AD, in a truly inspired burst of creativity. Of the
85 original temples, 22 have survived till today to constitute one
of world's great artistic winders.
temples lay forgotten for many centuries, covered by the encroaching
forests, victim to the ravages of the elements. Re-discovered only
in this century, restored and cleaned, the temples of Khajuraho
once again testify to a past glory.