Monday, August 16, 2010

Eastern Group of Temples, Khajuraho

The Eastern Group of temples lies on the outskirts of Khajuraho (State: Madhya Pradesh) at a short distance. This group of temples are known for the sculptural refinement and architecture of these temples is marvelous. These were constructed by the rulers of Chandela dynasty between 950 - 1150 A.D. 



In this group the temples can be sub-divided into two groups.
The temples belonging to Jainism are:
The other group of temples belonging to Hinduism are:
We shall attempt to cover these temples in some detail in the subsequent posts.


64 comments:

V Rakesh said...

Marvelous collage Sir! I hope to visit this and many other places one day!

Sarah said...

Such beautiful detail in the architecture. The carvings of figures look amazing from what I can see.

Shey said...

The architecture of these temples are really exquisite. Makes me want to jump on the plane & visit right now. Oh well, got to settle through the web in the mean time. :)

Sylvia K said...

Absolutely breathtaking! I'm so glad you share these magnificent temples in your world with us, Rajesh! Stunning photos as always! Have a great week!

Sylvia

Carver said...

I am always in awe of the carvings that go into the beautiful temples in your part of the world.

Dani said...

beautiful shots.
Thank you for the informative post.

Happy Tuesday!

Gallery Juana said...

just amazing to look at and think of all the thought and spirit that went into building them.

Photo Cache said...

that's a good place to go, hitting 6 temples at one time.

have a lovely week ahead.

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George said...

These are very beautiful temples. I look forward to exploring them in more detail in the days ahead.

eileeninmd said...

Rajesh, they are awesome temples. The detail on the buildings are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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Jossie said...

The temples are amazing. Interesting post again!

Life Ramblings said...

great shots. love the architectural designs of the temples.

Kirigalpoththa said...

amazing buildings!

Arija said...

Similar, yet different, I look forward to seeing them.

J Bar said...

Great.
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Indrani said...

Love the way you have taken the shots. Great collage.

sharmila said...

Wow ... those sculptural carving is stunning ... would love to see some closeup of them too :)

Thanks for sharing n waiting for the next post with more detail !!

magiceye said...

incredible structures!

BraCom (Bram) said...

Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos

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alicesg said...

Interesting to know the difference temples belonging to different groups. Very beautiful temples.

Barb said...

It's hard to imagine the intricacy of the carvings. I wonder how long construction took on each one?

ladyfi said...

What magnificent structures!

Ania said...

That's the most interesting kind of exotic architecture for me, they're like castle made of sand.

jabblog said...

The sheer scale of these temples is remarkable. I'm surprised to learn that the Jains have temples.

Lucka said...

Amazing architecture!

Reader Wil said...

Very beautiful and impressive buildings! What is the difference between Jainism and Hinduism?

R Sudhir Kumar said...

Rajesh, Khajuraho never fails to surprise! So ornamental and minutely carved, A delight!

Mike said...

A huge number of people like traveling like you. But some of them give the information and share his experience like you and some forget like me!!!!

Debbie Smith said...

I am always blown away by this architecture! Beautiful!

kavita said...

Nice collage..thanks for sharing .

joshi daniel said...

truly marvelous!

Sumandebray said...

Thanks for reminding me of my Khajuraho trip .... Great place to go back again

RuneE said...

Modern architecture could learn a lesson here.

April said...

Very interesting structures - the craftsmanship is amazing!

Leo said...

lovely photographs of the temples :) thanks for sharing


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Roger Owen Green said...

extraordinary design!

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Manang Kim said...

Gorgeous collage!
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Jingle said...

very elegant strictures...

JM said...

Have you any idea of how many temples there are in India? And they all look gorgeous! It's amazing.

Mama Zen said...

Oh, wow! These are stunning!

Marites said...

really beautiful collage. Those temples are quite impressive with all the architectural details. have a good week!

Gayle said...

It says a alot about the quality of workmanship that they're still standing today after so many years.

Al said...

Those look amazing. I'm looking very forward to you future posts on these temples.

Cheryl said...

These are absolutely gorgeous.

Halie said...

I would love to visit India someday. Thank you for taking us on a virtual tour of the country.

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Tammie Lee said...

exquisite

Vernz said...

thanks to you I see India ... thanks for this Rajesh...

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Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

This is really amazing, Rajesh!

Trotter said...

Hi Rajesh! Your collection of temples is marvelous: you should make a cd with all them!!

Blogtrotter Two managed to get inside a cave and take pictures there; enjoy the mites and tites and have a great week!

Eden said...

Impressive temples. Love your collage.

EG Wow said...

Magnificent structures!

helenmac said...

I am looking forward with eagerness to the subsequent posts which will tell us more about these magnificent buildings.
Thank you for posting them on E-day!
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Jeevan said...

These are construction marvels and exhibit the models of the period!

Medhini said...

Thanks for sharing the Beauty of Khajuraho...I loved the place and would like to visit it time and again... each sculpture has a deep and profound meaning... transforms to a different world...

Rajesh said...

Thanks to all for the appreciation. I will try to cover this place in some detail.

Pratibha The Talent said...

Your pictures reveal real and beautiful India .Thanks for reminding us that we are a part of this culturally enriched country.Great job.

Nalini Hebbar said...

lovely collage!

Snap said...

The temples are so elegant and beautiful. Hard to imagine how much time each must have taken. Well done.

Dishesdone said...

They are so majestic and so beautiful!

Mary said...

They are so beautiful! And I think it is amazing how OLD they are. Of course, we have nothing like them here in the states... :)

Vee said...

Beautiful indeed!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Very impressive temples. The architecture is so amazing and the fact that they have been there for so long.

Rajesh said...

Thanks for appreciating these temples. You will really love the details.