The UNESCO World Heritage Site is not only a reflection of the past but also a reflection of architectural imagination . This place filled with sculpted temples exclusively dedicated to Hindu Lord Shiva, Vishnu and Jain patriarchs. These temples which were of great importance till 14th century were discovered by a British army Captain, TS Burt, in the wild jungles of Khajuraho.These temples are basically divided into three complexes which are elegant on their own.
Not many people go to this section but only those who have real interest in architecture. Walking down a dusty lane one reaches the Southern Group of temples. One is welcomed here by Duladeo Temple which is the youngest temple dating 1100 – 1150. A lot of wood work has been used to make this temple unlike granite which has been used in Western group.
Next is Chaturbhuja temple including 2.7 m high four – armed statue Vishnu in its sanctum. Intrestingly it does not have any erotic structures. There is also the Bijamandala Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, with exquisite unfinised carvings and some of most elusive carvings. Repetions of sculptural work is seen in this section of temple, however the work is as explicit as in other parts of Khajuraho. The southern group of temples does see some sculptures which has been left finished – mostly because of less resources.