Khajuraho "the Temples of Love"
Khajuraho temples were in active use through the end of 12th
century. This changed in the 13th century, after the army of Delhi Sultanate,
under the command of the Muslim Sultan Qutb-ud-din Aibak, attacked and seized
the Chandela kingdom.
The remoteness and isolation of Khajuraho protected the Hindu and Jain
temples from continued destruction by Muslims. Over the centuries, vegetation
and forests overgrew, took over the temples. They say the temples were secretly
in use by yogis. In the 1830s the temples were thus rediscovered by the global
The walls of all Khajuraho temples are richly decorated with elaborately carved sculptures.
Whilst Khajuraho temples are famous for their sex art,
sexual themes make up less than 10% of the temples walls art.
most sexual images are in proportional balance with the non-
sexual scene panels.
The arts cover numerous
facets of human life and values
considered major in Hindu pantheon.