Khajuraho, A World Heritage Site
The Khajuraho Dance Festival owes its name to the town Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh, where the festival is celebrated. Khajuraho is a World Heritage Site consisting of a group of monuments, temples.
Khajuraho, The Capital of Chandella Dynasty
Khajuraho was the capital of Chandella, a dynasty that ruled between 10th and 12th century CE.
The word ‘Khajuraho’ comes from the word Kajur, meaning, ‘Palm Dates’. The place abounded in ‘Palm Dates’ and hence was named Khajuraho.
Khajuraho Lakshmana Temple
The famous Lakshmana Temple is located in Khajuraho.
Lakshmana Temple, Khajuraho
Khajuraho Dance Festival
Khajuraho Dance Festival is a one week festival, organized by the Madhya Pradesh Kala Parishad. The Festival was started in the year 2010 and is conducted every year in February.
Bringing together Dance and Dancers
The Festival brings together some of best players in the field of dance and showcases a rich variety of Indian Classical Dances such as Kathakali, Odissi, Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi and Manipuri.
Khajuraho Dance Performance
In Backdrop of Temples
The performance by various exponents of dance and music are conducted in open stages in the backdrop of the beautifully lit Khajuraho Monuments.
Dance Performance during Khajuraho Dance Festival