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TGIF! Here’s A Shot!

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Enjoy the beauty of a sunset! 

Enjoy nature’s farewell kiss for the night!

Sunset, Khajuraho Group of Temples, Madhya Pradesh, India

 

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Monika Ohson / TravelerInMe

Lesser Known: Chaturbhuja, non erotic but beautiful

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Chaturbhuja temple, also known as Jatakari, is among the Southern Group of Temples of Khajuraho.

Yasovarman of the Chandela Dynasty had built this nirandhara temple (sanctum without an ambulatory, a vestibule, main hall and an entrance porch) way back in 1100 AD. Since it was built in the declining years of the Chandella dynasty its crudely built and lacks the ornamentation and sexual imagery of the other Khajuraho temples

The main idol of four-armed Vishnu (thus named Chatur-bhuja) was brought from Tibet, is ~9 feet in height and is facing south which is the favorite location of Lord Vishnu (south facing plan is incorporated in Angkor Wat Temple in Cambodia as well).

I, for sure, was simply mesmerized by Vishnu ji’s idol looming tall above!

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The temple also depicts incarnation of Vishnu known as the Narsingha avatar (part-man, part-lion incarnation). Besides the Ganga Yamuna sculptures there are images of the Lord Shiva, as an androgynous deity Ardhanareshvara, as well as the four-armed god of destruction.

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Lesser Known: Raneh Falls @ Madhya Pradesh

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Located 20 kms from Khajuraho, Raneh Falls is a naturally formed waterfall in river Ken. While crossing the Bijawar – Panna Hills the river Ken forms a beautiful ~60 kms long natural and deep canyon made of crystalline granite, quartz and dolomite. They give off lovely hues of pink, red, green and grey and are a sight to behold.

We had done this trip to Raneh Falls from Khajuraho somewhere in November and the pictures shared show the untamed natural beauty of the beautiful gorges. During and immediately after monsoon the gorges fill up and the place has a different view. Roaring river Ken flowing in full forces and many more waterfalls.

There is a lovely shop selling Panna Tiger Reserve products and some quick bites / refreshments. Others places to visit, besides Khajuraho, are Ken Ghariyal Sanctuary, Pandava Falls and Panna Tiger Reserve

 

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Picture – Google Search. Raneh Falls in monsoon.

 

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