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The temples of Khajuraho were built by the rulers of which of the following dynasties?
1. Vaghela
2. Parmar
3. Chandel
4. Bundela

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Chandel

The correct answer is Chandel.

  • Khajuraho Temple:
    • It was built between 950-1050 AD by the Chandela Dynasty.
    • The monuments include Hindu and Jain temples.
    • The temple site is situated within the Vindhya Mountain range.
    • These Temples got the status of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites in 1986.
    • The temples are famous for their Nagara-style architectural symbolism.
    • The Khajuraho group of monuments was built during the rule of the Chandela dynasty.

  • Vaghela Dynasty:
    • The Vaghela Dynasty in Gujarat is one of the most ancient dynasties in the history of Gujarat.
    • The Vaghela Dynasty was concentrated in the town of Dholka.
    • The Vaghela came into existence under the umbrella of the Solanki Dynasty.
    • The Solankis ruled Gujarat in the early phase of medieval history that is the 10th to 13th Century.
    • Vaghela was a Kshatriya name is one of the four Varnas in Hinduism.
    • It comprises the military and noble order of the traditional Vedic-Hindu social system as outlined by the Vedas and the Laws of Manu.
  • Parmar Dynasty:
    • The Paramara dynasty was an Indian dynasty that ruled Malwa and surrounding areas in west-central India between the 9th and 14th centuries.
    • The medieval bardic literature classifies them among the Agnivanshi Rajput dynasties.
    • The dynasty was established in either 9th or 10th century.
    • The earliest extant Paramara inscriptions, issued by the 10th-century ruler Siyaka, have been found in Gujarat and suggest that he was a vassal of the Rashtrakutas of Manyakheta.
  • Bundela Dynasty:
    • The Bundelas are a Rajput clan of central India, the families belonging to this clan ruled several small states in the Bundelkhand region from the 16th century.
    • Bundelkhand is a hilly region of central India divided between the states of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, with the larger portion lying in the MP.
    • Jhansi is the largest city in Bundelkhand and is a major cultural, educational, transport, and economic hub.
    • The Bundela architecture has Mughal influence since the two dynasties were very close.
    • The famous King of the Bundela dynasty Veer Singh Dev was a close friend of Mughal emperor Jahangir and fought wars as Akbar’s aid.

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