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Khajuraho dance festivalThe Khajuraho Festival of Dances was started in 1975 by the Madhya Pradesh Kala Parishad with a view to promote tourism in the State. The Festival is being held regularly since 2002 with the aim of attracting the attention to the rich architectural heritage of Khajuraho. The festival is held annually from 25th February to 2nd March, at the open-air auditorium overlooking the Chitragupta Temple dedicated to the Sun God and the Vishwanatha Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, which are part of the Western Group of Khajuraho Temples.

Some of the best dancers, artists and performers have performed at the Khajuraho Festival. Classical dances such as Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi, Odissi, Manipuri are performed during the event. The festival imbibes the spirit of an eternal glory, where the artists and the backdrop of the Khajuraho Temples merge together in total Harmony. A small crafts show is also held on the sidelines of the festival where the local artisans and craftsmen display and sell their indigenous arts and crafts to the visitors.  Khajuraho was once the capital of the great Chandela Kings, but today it is a serene village having a small population of a few thousand people.

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