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Bringing back into existence the splendor of Khajuraho

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I shot this picture two days ago while I was walking among the temple complex of Khajuraho (खजुराहो) which is a village in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, located in Chhatarpur District, in the center of India.

The Khajuraho group of monuments has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it has the largest group of medieval Hindu and Jain temples, famous for their erotic sculpture.
The name Khajuraho is derived from the Hindi word khajur meaning date palm.

Those ladies are bringing back into existence some of the splendor of those temples of the city which was once the original capital of the Chandela Rajputs, a Hindu dynasty that ruled this part of India from the 10th to the 12th centuries.
The Khajuraho temples were built over a span of a hundred years, from 950 to 1050.

There were originally over 80 Hindu temples, of which only 22 now stand in a reasonable state of preservation, scattered over an area of about 8 square miles (21 km²).
After their abandonment, a number of them survived and were rediscovered during the late 19th century while the jungles had taken a toll on some of the monuments.

Those women asked me to take a few pictures of them, they were proud and happy that I gave them some time.

I am still travelling for a few days so I'll be able to answer most of your mails and comments in the begining of next week only.
In the meantime I want to thank you all for your kind support that I can read when I find an internet connection for a few minutes.
Have a nice week...

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    Ma come fai...?

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  4. rvvardhan [deleted] 74 months ago | reply

    splendid shot

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  6. Beonbeing 69 months ago | reply

    I like your work!!!

  7. Bhanu Devgan 67 months ago | reply

    Another lovely capture.............


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  9. devon26 64 months ago | reply

    Cant believe its a real place!! Great photo !!!!!!!

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  11. Barabeke 57 months ago | reply

    magnificent tantric art there

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  13. Marco Sionis 52 months ago | reply

    Complimenti per lo scatto!

    Immagine vista grazie al gruppo:

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  15. Sanches90s 37 months ago | reply

    very nice photo!!

  16. Doriano Ciardo 33 months ago | reply

    Ottimo lavoro, taglio cinematografico.

  17. NandalaI 32 months ago | reply

    a very creative way to present this magnificent architecture

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