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KHAJRAHO

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Originally appearing in Volume V15, Page 770 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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KHAJRAHO, a village of Central India, in the state of Chhatarpur, famous for its old temples; pop. (1901), 1242. It is believed to have been the capital of the ancient kingdom of Jijhoti, corresponding with modern Bundelkhand. The temples consist of three groups: Saiva, Vaishnav and Jain, almost all built in the loth and 11th centuries. They are covered outside and inside with elaborate sculptures, and also bear valuable inscriptions.
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