India, Jan-Feb 2014
We went to Khajuraho partly because there is an airport there. But is was great to visit again.
Young boys playing cricket near the remains of the Chausath Yogini Temple at Khajuraho.
What is left of the Chausath Yogini Temple. It is actually elevated, but that cannot be seen in this shot.
Cells for the yogini (female attendants of the goddess Kali) at the 9th-c. Chausath Yogini Temple, probably the oldest at Khajuraho.
The stunning Kandariya-Mahadeva Temple, built 1025-1050, a hundred years before Nôtre-Dame-de-Paris.
A small furry resident.
Good to see they are still at it...
The Chitragupta Temple, at the corner of the beautiful grassy park, is dedicated to Surya, the sun god.
Mr Badri took John for a tour of some farther-flung temples, starting with "his favorite", the Vamana Temple (1050-1075).
They're doin' it here too.
Vamana Temple sculptures.
Mr Badri in front of the Chaturbhuja Temple.
Young girls on the "road" to the Bijamandala Temple.
The Bijamandala Temple is little more than a mound with some foundations and lots of carved stones. Still, they are trying to keep people from stealing rocks to sell to private collectors.
It is not clear if these carved stones were ever used, as the temple apparently was never finished.
The Parsvanath Temple (Jain).
Sculptures on the Parsvanath Temple.
The Adhinath Temple (Jain).
American tourist at the Parsvanath Temple.
Jain statue in one of the temples.
The gorgeous and impressive Lakshmana Temple, in the western group, built 934-954.
The Lakshamana Temple has the farthest-out sculptured orgy scenes.
The park of the western group with the Kandariya-Mahadeva, Mahadeva (small one in middle) and Devi Jagadamba Temples.
The iconic image of Khajuraho -- from the Kandariya-Mahadeva Temple, one sees the Mahadeva, Devi Jagadamba and Chitragupta Temples.
Ken River Reserve