Tuesday, 25 December 2012

240 IN - Khajuraho Group of Monuments (1986)

Brief Description

"The temples at Khajuraho were built during the Chandella dynasty, which reached its apogee between 950 and 1050. Only about 20 temples remain; they fall into three distinct groups and belong to two different religions – Hinduism and Jainism. They strike a perfect balance between architecture and sculpture. The Temple of Kandariya is decorated with a profusion of sculptures that are among the greatest masterpieces of Indian art."

"卡杰拉霍庙宇群建于章德拉王朝,其于公元950年至1050年间达到统治的鼎盛时期。目前仅存有约20座庙宇,它们分为三 组不同的群体,分属于两个不同的宗教印度教和耆那教。在这里,建筑与雕塑达到了完美的平衡。著名的坎达里亚寺庙饰有大量内容丰富、绚丽多姿的雕塑,是印度 艺术中的经典之作。"
Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/240
Courtesy of seetas from postcrossing forum

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