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The Temples of Khajuraho

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The sprawling lawns of the Khajuraho Temple complex are abundant with local birds. As we walked from the Lakshmana Temple to the Kandariya Mahadev Temple we saw a red-wattled lapwing, an Indian Roller, and parakeets. Pecking for insects, strutting on the carpet of green lawns or causing a cacophony of high pitched sounds; the birds surely didn’t fail entertain.

Kandariya Mahadev Temple

At a towering height of 30.5 m, the Kandariya Mahadev Temple forms a stunning backdrop to the clear blue skies. The underlying architectural style and basic structure is similar to the Lakshmana temple, however, the Kandariya Mahadev Temple more than makes up in scale and opulence. On the outer side of the temple walls, are the familiar sight of men and women engaged in acts of lovemaking. Perhaps, the most famous of them all is the handstand position. A guide eagerly explained to a group of middle-aged tourists the…

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