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Khajuraho Temples: India's architecture at its best

NewDelhi:  India has a rich cultural heritage and it can be found in every nook and corner of this country. There are innumerable monuments that stand tall even today to depict the creativity of the

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk Updated on: November 14, 2014 10:05 IST

 

 The region in which these temples were constructed  is home to better-quality of sandstone, which can be accurately  carved. The surviving sculpture reflect fine details such as strands of hair, nails and elaborate jewels.

These temples are made of sandstone, with a granite foundation that is almost covered from view.

The builders didn't use mortar: the stones were put together with mortise joints and they were held in place by gravity. This form of construction requires very accurate joints. The pillars and architraves were built with megaliths that weighed up to 20 tons.

Some repair work in the 19th Century was done with brick and mortar; however these have aged faster than original materials and darkened with time, thereby seeming out of place.

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