Built during the reign of Chandella dynasty between 950 – 1050; today only 20 temples are in intact position. However, as per mythology Khajuraho temples was built by the son of MON God who saw a beautiful maiden taking bath in a stream. Today out of 85 temples which were originally built, on;y 20 remain. Iit is out of these 20 the Kandariya Mahadeva is the most famous one.
The temples here were originally built 35 kms from the medieval city of Mahoba, in Kalinjar region. This beautiful city founds mention in Abu Rihan – al-Biruni – the Persain historian’s writings. It is said that these were in use till 12th century. However, after the attack of Muslim Sultan Qutb-ud-din-aibak and thereafter fall of Chandela reign, they were slowly abandoned.