Photos of Khajuraho
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History of Khajuraho
Khajuraho, located in the district of Chhatarpur in the state of Madhya Pradesh is an ancient city. The word Khajuraho is derived from the Sanskrit word "kharjur" which means "date palms". Today, Khajuraho is known all over the world for its temples, which belong to the medieval Hindu and Jain period. The temples were built by the Chandel monarchs who were originally called Bargujar Rajputs of Rajasthan. The Rajputs moved here when the northern part of India was attacked by the Mlechcha invaders. Khajuraho is known as the cultural capital of the Chandel Rajputs who ruled...