One of the most popular tourist destinations in India, Khajuraho has the largest group of medieval Hindu and Jain temples, famous for their erotic sculpture. The Khajuraho group of monuments has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is considered to be one of the "seven wonders" of India. Of the 85 original temples-most constructed of hard river sandstone about 20 are still reasonably well preserved.
There are three major groups of temples at Khajuraho: the southeastern group of Jain temples, the western group of Brahmanical temples to Shiva and Vishnu, and the northern group of Vaishnava temples. The Khajuraho temple complex offers a well-made sound and light show every evening. The first show is in English and the second one in Hindi. The show is about an hour long and covers the history, philosophy and the art of sculpting of these temples. It is held in the open lawns in the temple complex. The western group of temples is the largest of all the temple groups in Khajuraho. Most of the temples here are dedicated to Lord Shiva and Vishnu. The most prominent temples in this complex include Kandariya Mahadeva, Lakshmana and Vishwanatha.
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