Facts About the Exquisite Khajuraho Temple

Did You Know that in a Khajuraho temple only 10% of Sculptures are Erotic?

Surprising as it sounds, this is true. If we count all the sculptures in Khajuraho you will find that only 10% of them are erotic and the remaining are regular beautifully carved sculptures. These sculptures are of musicians, farmers, women, and potters who lived there during that era.

Did You Know People Do Not Certainly Know Where the Name Came From?

The word, “Khajur” is a Hindi word that means dates from the palm trees. The city is named after this fruit. The reason for this name is that the temples are surrounded by palm trees. However, some do contradict this fact and say that the name originated from “Khajura-vahaka” which means scorpion bearer. The Lord Shiva’s symbolic name is Khajura-vahaka.

Did You Know that a British Captain Rediscovered Khajuraho Temple and Introduced It to the World?

Khajuraho was rediscovered by Captain T.S. Burt and he was the one who introduced these temples to the world in the 19th century. He was a British army captain who took the initiative to follow paths that were not worn to find the hidden temples of Khajuraho.

Did You Know When These Temples Were Built?

These temples were built during the period of the Chandela dynasty between 950 and 1050 A.D. These temples are surprisingly still standing after being thousands of years old. At that time the Hindu kinds Yasovarman and Dhanga were the rules of that region. The largest groups of medieval Hindu and Jain temples in India are found in Khajuraho.