Khajuraho is a small town in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and is located in the Chhatarpur district. Khajuraho is located about 600 km to the south east of the capital of India, New Delhi. Khajuraho is one of the most popular historical tourist destinations in the country which has the largest group of mediaeval Jain and Hindu temples which are famous for their erotic sculpture. Khajuraho is hence listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is also considered to be one of the seven wonders of India.
The name Khajuraho has been derived from the Sanskrit word khajur which means date palm. Khajuraho was established when some Bargujar Rajputs moved from central India to East India and ruled over the north-eastern region of Dhundhar in Rajasthan. The Bargujar Rajputs later called themselves Chandelas or Bundelas over the ruling class have in the gotra as Kashyap. The city of Khajuraho is considered to be the cultural capital of the Chandela Rajputs, a Hindu dynasty which ruled the north-eastern part of the country between the 10th and 12th centuries.
Gautam Market, Jain Temple Road
Khajuraho, Distt - Chhattarpur.
Madhya Pradesh (India) - 471606
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