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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

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Each temple in Khajuraho is a superstructure with a dome which is known as  Shikhara. In each temple, the central space typically is surrounded by an ambulatory for the pilgrim to walk around and ritually circumambulate the Purusa and the main deity.

The pillars, walls and ceilings around the space, as well as outside have highly elaborate carvings or images of the four just and necessary pursuits of life - kama, artha, dharma and moksa. This clockwise walk around is called pradakshina.

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