26.12.18 (RPSC) Rajasthan Current Affairs

RAJASTHAN

·        Khajuraho of Rajasthan’ set to regain its lost glory

ð  The 11th century Kiradu temples in Barmer known as ‘Khajuraho of Rajasthan’ having large number of temples in a compound marked with explicit rock carvings, depiction of Mahabharta, combat operations, dancing women and music instruments is set for a restoration. The first phase of the restoration work of the 108 temples located on the ancient trade route connecting India to the middle east via Sindh, has ignited hopes of revive its lost glory.

ð  The site came up between 11-12th century during the Parmars and Chauhans dynasty was the major centre for trade and pilgrimage. Most of the temples were dedicated to Lord Vishnu, Ganpati and Shiva. Off the total, five stands in a dilapidated condition while the rest have crumbled down. Over the centuries it was subjected to the invasion and climatic conditions have made majority of temples beyond repairable.

 

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