Wednesday, February 25, 2009

INDIA ~Kandariya-Mahadev and Jagadambi Temple-Unesco~

Received three great new UNESCO sites of India today. There are 27 sites in total on the list from India... I've got 4 till now, so still 23 to go! :)

The temples at Khajuraho were built during the Chandella dynasty, which reached its apogee between 950 and 1050. Only about 20 temples remain; they fall into three distinct groups and belong to two different religions – Hinduism and Jainism. They strike a perfect balance between architecture and sculpture. The Temple of Kandariya is decorated with a profusion of sculptures that are among the greatest masterpieces of Indian art.

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