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20 Exotic Facts about Khajuraho

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Here are 20 Interesting Facts about Khajuraho and its Temples:-
Fact 1- The City Khajuraho was an ancient city in the Madhya Pradesh region of northern India. From the 10th to 12th century CE it was the capital of the Chandella kings who ruled Bundelkhand.
Fact 2- The Name The town's name, anciently "Kharjuravahaka", is derived from the Sanskrit word kharjur meaning "date palm". Some people believe that Kharjuravāhaka means scorpion bearer, which is another symbolic name for deity Shiva (who wears snakes and scorpion garlands in his fierce form).
Facts 3- The Temples The Khajuraho Group of Monuments is a group of Hindu temples and Jain temples in Chhatarpur district, Madhya Pradesh, India, about 175 kilometres (109 mi) southeast of Jhansi.
Fact 4- The Survivors Historical records note that the Khajuraho temple site had 85 temples by the 12th century, spread over 20 square kilometers. Of these, only about 25 temples have survived, spread over six square kilometers.
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