Khajuraho hosts first G20 Culture Working Group meet

The UNESCO World Heritage site KHAJURAHO located in the state of Madhya Pradesh is hosting the first Culture Working Group Meeting. More than 125 delegates from foreign countries will attend the meeting. Pdam Shri Nek Ram also attended the meeting. He is known as the “Millet man”.

About Khajuraho

It is a group of Hindu and Jain temples. They were built in 1000 CE during the Chandela dynasty. There were more than 85 temples in Chandela times. Unfortunately, only 12 of these temples survived. The Kandariya Mahadeva Temple is one of the 12 temples that survived. This temple has various symbols and exhibits the richness of Indian art.

Significance of KHAJURAHO

The temples were built by Brahmacharis. They were built at the same time. However, after completion were dedicated to both Hinduism and Jainism. This depicts India’s acceptance of different religions since medieval times.

Chandela Dynasty

They ruled the Bundelkhand region. They belonged to the Rajputs clan.

KHAJURAHO Dance Festival

Khajuraho also hosted the International Dance Festival recently. The festival is a part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. It was conducted by the MP Government and the Department of Culture. The first KHAJURAHO dance festival began in 1975. Several dance artists of different dance styles like Manipuri, Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Kathakali, Kuchipudi, etc participated in the festival.



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