Khajuraho classical dance Festival will begin from February 20

Vastavam web: Myriad forms of classical dance in India will be on dispaly at a festival beginning in Khajuraho from February 20.The week-long Khajuraho Dance Festival at the temple town in Chhatarpur district is being organised by the culture department of the Madhya Pradesh government.”This festival of classical dances and other forms of art is held annually against the spectacular backdrop of the magnificently-lit Khajuraho temples in Chhatarpur district,” said Manoj Shrivastava, Principal Secretary, Department of Culture.

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 sculptures.