Khajuraho dance festival is celebrated annually from 25 February to 2nd March in front of Chitragupta Temple and Chitragupta Temple. The Chitragupta Temple is dedicated to Sun God and Chitragupta Temple is constructed for Lord Shiva.
Both the temples are a part of Khajuraho group of temples.
Khajuraho temples have stone carved sculptures depicting courtly love, romance and art. Various classical forms of India are depicted in the various sculptures of the temples.
Various dance forms of India such as Kathak, Odissi, Bharathanatyam, Kuchipudi, Manipuri, Kathakali, etc. Besides dances, a number of other art forms are also seen in the festival. Craftsmen from different parts of the country come to showcase their art.
The festival is celebrated with winters fading away and spring-the king of season is entering in all its grandeur.
“The aura of these masterpieces has not dimmed over many centiries; nor have the living traditions of these styles lost their fluidity and charm over the long passage of time. Indian traditions of dance have been considered to be divine in origin. In indian mythodilogy, the gods and goddesses are great lovers of music that comproses vocal singing, instrumental music and dance.”
The festival is indeed a treat to watch and the extravaganza simply mesmerizes you for a long time.