Khajuraho lies in the heart of India, in the State of Madhya Pradesh. In the year 1000 AD, Central India was in its grand ascendancy, especially around Khajuraho, under the Chandela Rajputs who claimed descent from the God Chandra - the Moon. People were rich, women were not yet sequestered, the land was fertile; this untroubled abundance provided the perfect climate for creativity, with temple building emerging as the major form of artistic expression. The sculptors chose to represent on the temples - God as the Hindu understands him - Shiva, Vishnu, Brahma & the Jain saints; and the facts of life - hunting, war, feasting, music, dancing, virile men and voluptuous women immortalized in stone in the most intimate and erotic postures. People’s offerings filled the coffers and in turn more temples were built, a happy, non-vicious cycle that led to more than 85 temples in 100 years!
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