Monday, August 2, 2010

Southern Group of Temples, Khajuraho

The southern groups of temples lies on the outskirts of Khajuraho (State: Madhya Pradesh) at a distance of 4 kms. Compared to the other two groups, the western and the eastern groups of temples, this group lacks the sculptural refinement. These were constructed on the later part of Chandela dynasty between 1110 - 1150 A.D.


In this group only two temples are still reasonably intact. They are
We shall attempt to cover these temples in some detail in the subsequent posts.

49 comments:

Snap said...

Lovely!!!!!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful shots of the temples. Wonderful mosaic, Rajesh.

Bernie said...

They really are amazing buildings ... such intricate carving!

Vee said...

Very lovely...such amazing architecture!

Dishesdone said...

Such rich history! The Temples are so majestic and beautiful!

Pooch Morning Glory said...

it just amazes me how ornate the structures are! great shots
~laura

V Rakesh said...

Marvelous! Maybe the ASI and the government need to take steps to ensure that such wonderful structures are very well preserved for the future!

Regina said...

Beautiful structures!
Happy MM.

sharmila said...

As always ... nice informative - make me want to go to Khajuraho n visit all those temples ... so the left one is Dhuladeo temple and right one is Chaturbhuj temple ... hope i am right !!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

What can I say for this impressive monument! Excellent.

Haddock said...

Can imagine the amount of effort that has gone into the construction of these temples in those days.

indicaspecies said...

Fabulous is the word for the temples of Khajuraho, especially the Western Group of temples! Have a lovely day.

joo said...

The temples in your country are always so impressive!

Zuzana said...

I look forward to learn more about these temples, perhaps getting a peek inside.;) They look magnificent from the outside nevertheless.;)
xoxo

☺lani☺ said...

great! I would like to travel there next time!

Appu said...

Waiting for rains to stop asap to start the tour And while on-tour will remember all such posts written by lovely bloggers. Thanks for sharing.

GrandmaK said...

You take such lovely pictures. Thank you!! Cathy

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Meravigliosi !

ma thet zin said...

Very nice
Regards

YOSEE said...

Lovely 1 Hope to visit someday !

Riet said...

Beautiful pictures and mosaic

Diane AZ said...

Thank you for sharing this Southern Group of Temples of Khajuraho. Interesting architecture and adornments. Would be fascinating to see inside.

EG Wow said...

Both look majestic, worthy of honouring gods and goddesses.

noel said...

aloha

very interesting photo to share with us today, love the grandure of these temples you show us.

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Gardening in a Sandbox said...

It is so amazing that these buildings have been standing for so many years.

BraCom (Bram) said...

Very intersesting photos

Regards, Bram

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Photo Cache said...

spectacular temples. i'm jealous of all your temples :)


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Denise said...

Amazing and beautiful at the same time. Thank you.

Carver said...

They are both so intricate and different from each other. Beautiful shots.

Sylvia K said...

Superb captures as always, Rajesh! Such incredibly beautiful temples! Have a wonderful week!

Sylvia

Mª Zélia said...

Olá amigo Rajesh! Cada vez que visito seu blog mais admiro a cultura de seu povo... Hábieis na construção de templos e na arte em geral. Todas as obras estão envoltas em lindas histórias e doces mistérios... Grata por compartilhar estes bons momentos!
Boa Semana!

Jossie said...

Magnificent! I am always impressed with your postings.

Pat said...

Magnificent temples, even after all these years.

Eden said...

Impressive temples and great shots.

magiceye said...

lovely structures!

SandyCarlson said...

These are really gorgeous. So much detail, so much story in each structure.

J Bar said...

So many amazing temples you show us.

alicesg said...

Wow they have a long history. It is amazing how these ancient people can built such beautiful temples with no new technology machines back then. Glad they are still intact.

Carol said...

Beautiful structures.

Indrani said...

Great pictures.

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous! I'm looking forward to more details.

Jacob said...

They look quite beautiful. It's rather incredible that anything made 800-900 years ago is intact at all!

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

Khajuraho is in my must visit list!!!
Great to know you've already visited!!!

A visit to India Gate at night
A Stroll at the Bhudha Jayanthi Park

BLOGitse said...

Beautiful as always!
Greetings from Casablanca,
have a great day!

George said...

These temples may lack sculptural refinement, but they are still very impressive.

JOE TODD said...

I'll bet a lot of history goes along with those temples.

LadyFi said...

What wonderful architecture!

Babli said...

Wonderful and excellent shots. Great post.

Rajesh said...

Thanks to all for the appreciation. These temples are reasonably taken care by ASI. In the mosaic the first temple is Chaturbhuj and second one is Dhuladeo.