According to the earlier days this is called as Khajur-vahika' or 'Khajjurpura' because of its golden date palms that was found large in the city. The history of Mahoba-khand tells that there was the poet called Chandbardai's mentioned like there was a royal priest Hemraj from Kashi had a daughter called Hemvati, who is a child widow. As she was very beautiful Moon God got impressed by her while she was in the lotus lake, he came to earth in the human form and ravished her, and after few days he was cursed by the Hemvati for spoiling her life and also Hemvati was blessed with a son, later is the king and the person who will build Khajuraho temples.
The days went on Hemvati gave birth to Chandravarman, is a very brave boy of 16years old who has a dare to kill lions and tigers with his hands. Later with the blessings of his parents he built the fort at Kalinjar and 85 temples and these temples are built around the lakes and gardens. He performed bhandya yagya to get rid of his mother sins. Mani Ram, the royal priest of Kalinjar temple, due to some miscalculation in his mind he told the dark night as the full moon night in the kingdom.
One fine day Mani Ram came to know about the whole story and turned himself to a stone. Again, Hemvati got pregnant and gave birth to Chandrateya who is the founder of the Chandela dynasty.
About Khajuraho Temple
Khajuraho, is the temple where the entire architecture is full of stone carvings and pillars. Many visitors are attracted towards this temple because it will uphold the Hindu culture. Khajuraho has a history of the kingdom, ruled by the Rajput kings over Central India and later became the small village with many temples.
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||Between 950 and 1050 A.D.