Khajuraho "the Temples of Love"
Khajuraho temples were in active use through the end of 12th
century. This changed in the 13th century, after the army of Delhi Sultanate,
under the command of the Muslim Sultan Qutb-ud-din Aibak, attacked and seized
the Chandela kingdom.
The remoteness and isolation of Khajuraho protected the Hindu and Jain
temples from continued destruction by Muslims. Over the centuries, vegetation
and forests overgrew, took over the temples. They say the temples were secretly
in use by yogis. In the 1830s the temples were thus rediscovered by the global
The walls of the temples of Khajuraho are richly decorated with intricately carved sculptures.
Whilst Khajuraho temples are famous for their sex sculptures,
sexual themes occupy less than 10% of the Khajuraho temples sculpture.
most erotic scene panels are in balance with the non-
The art themes cover numerous
sides of human life and values
considered important in Hindu pantheon.