G20 Culture Group meeting

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Ministry of Culture is organising the First G20 Culture Group (CWG) meeting in Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh from 22nd to 25th February 2023.

About the G20 Culture Group meeting:

  • The working group will have four meetings and they will be held in Khajuraho, Bhubaneshwar, and Hampi.
  • The theme of the Khajuraho meet is “Protection and Restitution of Cultural Property”.
  • Key facts about Khajuraho
  • Khajuraho is an ancient city known for its majestic temples and elaborate sculptures.
  • The Khajuraho Group of Monuments is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which was constructed by the Chandela Dynasty between 950-1050 AD.
  • These monuments are built in Nagara-style architecture and ornamented with intricate and detailed sculptures.
  • The monuments include Hindu and Jain temples.
  • According to historical records, there were 85 temples in the temple site in Khajuraho, covering 20 square kilometres, in the 12th Century AD.


Q1) What is Nagara-style of  architecture?

It is a distinct style of temple architecture that emerged in northern India from the fifth century A.D. onwards.  Even within the Nagara school, different sub-schools arose in the country's western, central, and eastern regions. 

Source: The First G20 Culture Group (CWG) meeting is to be organised in Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh from 22nd to 25th February 2023.