Wednesday, November 21, 2018
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3 Most Impressive Examples Of Khajuraho Temple Architecture

Khajuraho is a mystical land filled with wonder and excitement. There is so much to do here, and the MP tourism board has done a lot to promote all of its amazing features. Travellers can get lost in the magical region that is Khajuraho and reconnect with their Indian roots. This is the cradle of culture and art, and every traveller that visits here gets a deeper understanding of who they are within.

When considering which hotels to look for and where to book your stay, consider staying at The LaLiT Temple View Khajuraho. It’s one of the top MP tourism hotels in Khajuraho and has some of the most comfortable living spaces in the state. The hotel is less than 5 minutes away and offers a beautiful view of the temple from your window.

Khajuraho temple

Combination of Symmetry and Geometry

What makes the temples so special and unique is their design. The design of the temple follows a grid geometrical design referred to as the “vastu-purusha-mandala”. It was said to be have been ahead of its time and represent core Hindu philosophy in its structure. The design has three critical components that drive its messaging home to every local. Mandala – meaning circle, Purusha – which means universal essence, and Vastu – meaning the structure or whole.

This architectural miracle makes ancient philosophical messaging more scalable through its monumental stature. Everyone is reminded of the core essence of life while visiting these marvellous places.

Divine perfection through knowledge

While searching online for an MP tourism hotel booking, you may also have come across the divine perfection that’s embedded within Khajuraho. Khajuraho has been widely promoted as a vessel of divine perfection that emanates across the region through its natural self.

The circle of mandala circumscribes the square, which are considered to be symbols of perfection and knowledge. Human thought is said to be enhanced through this mystical structure, with earthly observations that create new enlightenment. The square is divided into perfect 64-sub squares known as padas.

The primary deity and lingas are inside the grid’s Brahman padas, with a focus towards enhancing human wisdom.

Repeating selves across architecture

All throughout the architecture of the temples are smaller selves that are repeatedly portrayed with individual messages. These smaller selves are representative of our human bodies combined into perfection with the larger universe.

Above many of the vastu purusha mandala of every temple is a superstructure called a Shikhara. There are variations in spire designs that come from variations in degrees. With repeating designs inherently built-in, the temple is linked to mount Kailash which is the mythical abode of gods.

Also read: Travel tips for first timers visiting Khajuraho