Khajuraho, feb 21 (ANI): The world-renowned Dance Festival began in Khajuraho - the city of ancient temples - in India's central province of Madhya Pradesh, with an aim to promote cultural and traditional dances of the country. Dancers performed several old and traditional Indian dance forms like Bharatanatyam and Odissi attempting to keep the dances alive as a part of our heritage. The dancers described their experience of performing in Khajuraho city, a place famous for its temples with exquisite sex sculptures and paintings, a holy one. Many classical artists were honoured at the festival and young dancers got a platform to showcase their talent. The event saw the presence of various provincial leaders including state culture and tourism minister, Surendra Patwa. Many tourists from other countries also made it to the festival to view and participate in it.The week-long event will see classical dancers performing various dance styles including Kuchipudi, Kathak and Manipuri. The festival is also celebrating the exquisiteness and daintiness of human emotions and devout philosophy of Hindu religion.