Temple Construction in the Golden Age for Central India
The Khajuraho temple complex is a series of beautifully built and decorated buildings in Madhya Pradesh. The Khajuraho temples were commissioned almost as soon as the Chandelas came to power in Madhya Pradesh, a region in Central India. They were dedicated to two Indian religions, Hinduism and Jainism, suggesting a culture of acceptance and respect for differing religious traditions. In a space of about 20 square kilometers 7. This was a golden age for Central India.
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But India was not always like this. Sexual norms were far more liberal before the 13th Century, giving equal importance to the secular and the spiritual. In fact, if you look closely, reminders of these more liberal times can be seen across the country. View image of Of the original 85 temples, just more than 20 remain Credit: Credit: Charukesi Ramadurai. India's most graphic example of erotic temple art However, the best-preserved and most graphic example of erotic temple art can be found in the small town of Khajuraho in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.