Khajuraho is very famous across the globe because of its vivid temples of Hindus, Jains and for its unique, self explanatory sculptures. The city was set up by Chandela Dynasty in the era between 950 AD to 1050 AD. This place is a magnificent example of the architectural and artistic achievements of the Hindu kings residing at Medieval India. The sculptures depict Gods and Kings in an incredible number of postures and positions. They were designed and built to be Temples, and there are many theories as to the purpose of their explicit nature.
In Khajuraho there is a Khajuraho Group of Monuments, is a town which is nestled in Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, located in Chhatarpur District which is near about 620 kilometers southeast of New Delhi, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India.
Khajuraho temples are grouped into three geographical divisions: western, eastern and southern. All the dotted temples are made of sandstone. The builders didn’t use mortar: the stones were put together with mortise and tenon joints and they were held in place by gravity.
Every year in Khajuraho there happens to fall a dance festival for 7 days between the month of Feb and March against the spectacular backdrop of the magnificently lit and decorated temples. The festival, quite popular amongst the foreign tourists, is usually held in an open air auditorium close to the Chitragupta and Vishwanatha temples. This cultural festival highlights the richness of the various Indian classical dance styles such as Bharathanatyam, Odissi, Kathak, Kuchipudi, Manipuri, Kathakali and some of the best classical dancers of the country leave the audience enthralled with their spirited and disciplined performance.
The main purpose and sole motive of celebrating Khajuraho Festival is to rejoice the rich cultural heritage of medieval temples of the city and preserving it for the future generations.