Khajuraho, a small town in the State of Madhya Pradesh possesses the largest group of medieval Hindu and Jain temples which are famous for their erotic sculptures. This town, in the heart of India attracts people from all parts of the world, luring them into knowing its history, philosophy and the idea behind those beautifully constructed sculptures. Visitors come when the winters are about to bid farewell and spring fills the atmosphere with joy and the Khajuraho Dance Festival starts in February. It is an opportunity for everyone to experience various Indian classical dances set against the backdrop of the magnificently lit Khajuraho temples
The cultural festival highlights the richness of Indian dance heritage with a vast variety of styles; Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Odissi, Kuchipudi, Manipuri and Kathakali. No wonder that gods and their escorts are also dancers. There are wonderful mythological stories about that and one can admire them dancing poses on the temple reliefs.
These dances of the mind and soul pervade all aspects of life in the country. They bring color, joy and gaiety to the festivals and ceremonies, as well. The festival offers a great chance to see the dances of nationally and internationally acclaimed performers. One can admire the exhibitions of local crafts by their artisans as well as the dances. The festival is a wonderful way of relaxing and refreshing in a holy and historic environment after a day of sightseeing in and around the city.
So let yourself be mesmerized by the performances, tap your feet to the beat and savor the delicious food, witness the dance of the gods. Save the date!
Khajuraho Dance Festival
25th February – 5th March, 2014
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