The Story of Khajuraho
The Story of Khajuraho' is a new work on Khajuraho, a world heritage site, tracing the legendary and mystic story of union between Hemawati and the Moon. This gives the background of ideology behind the construction of the temples and approach towards erotic panels at Khajuraho. The book provides an integrated view of sculpture through four leading temples i.e Lakshmana temple, Viswanath temple, Parshvanath temple and Kandariya Mahadeva temple. The book will be welcomed by every vistor to Khajuraho and others who want to peep into the Indian ethos and culture
Dr P K Agrawal
Born in the land of Chandellas at barwa Sagar, district Jhansi, Dr. P K Agarwal is a well known author. He has to his credit more then fifty books so far in Hindi and in English. Dr. Agarwal is famous for his simple straightforward and public spirited writing. His writing reflect various aspects of the Indian art, Mythology, culture and civilization. After serving successfully about thirty four years in I.A.S., Dr. Agarwal is presently partner in Khaitan & Co. New Delhi, a leading law firm in India.
Contents Foreword iii Preface v 1. Meeting of Hemavati and the Moon 1 2. Hemavati’s Love Message through Clouds 11 3. Ballads of Sparation of Hemavati 23 4. Birth of Chandravarman 39 5. Victory of Kalinjar 53 6. Conception of Temples 67 7. Construction of Lakshmana Temple 81 8. Temple vis-à-vis Erotic Figures 99 9. Construction of Other Temple 117 10. Art of Kandariya Mahadeva Temple 135 11. Epilogue 149 Acknowledge 161