Khajuraho Dance Festival

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The 44th Khajuraho Dance Festival 2018 held at the temple town in Chhatarpur district on February 20- 26

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The fest is being organised by the culture department of the Madhya Pradesh government.

The 6-day fest will showcase classical dances including Kathak, Odissi, Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali and Mohiniattam.

This year, the Art Mart (which is part of the festival) would showcase paintings of international artists from Germany, France and China among other countries.

During the festival, dances are performed in an open- air auditorium, usually in front of the Chitragupta Temple dedicated to the Sun God and the Vishwanatha Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

The temples at Khajuraho, built by the Chandela dynasty between 950 AD and 1050 AD, are world-wide known for their erotic.

SOURCE – THE HINDU.