Kandariya Mahadeva Temple

Khajuraho, MP - 471606

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The Kandariya Mahadeva Temple is a magnificent Hindu temple located in the town of Khajuraho, in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is one of the most prominent and largest temples among the group of monuments at Khajuraho, which collectively form a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its stunning architecture and intricate sculptures.

Built during the Chandela dynasty between the 10th and 12th centuries, the Kandariya Mahadeva Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, one of the principal deities in Hinduism. The temple stands as a remarkable example of the architectural and artistic brilliance of the Chandela craftsmen, who created a masterpiece adorned with exquisitely detailed sculptures and intricate carvings.

The temple is constructed in the Nagara style of temple architecture, characterized by its tall spire, known as the shikhara, which rises to a height of about 31 meters (approximately 100 feet). The shikhara is adorned with multiple tiers of miniature spires, intricately carved motifs, and ornamental details that showcase the mastery of the artisans.

The outer walls of the Kandariya Mahadeva Temple are adorned with a profusion of sculptures depicting various aspects of Hindu mythology, including gods, goddesses, celestial beings, mythical creatures, and scenes from daily life. The sculptures are intricately carved with remarkable precision and exhibit a high level of artistic sophistication, making them some of the finest examples of temple art in India.

The interior of the temple features a sanctum sanctorum housing the main lingam, the symbolic representation of Lord Shiva. Surrounding the sanctum are intricately carved pillars, ceilings, and niches adorned with sculptures of deities and celestial beings.

Visitors to the Kandariya Mahadeva Temple can marvel at its architectural grandeur, explore its richly decorated interiors, and admire the intricate craftsmanship of its sculptures. The temple stands as a testament to the spiritual and artistic legacy of ancient India and continues to inspire awe and reverence among visitors from around the world.

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Opening Hours Open From Sunrise To Sunset
Entry Fees Citizens of India: Rs. 30/- per head
Others: Indian Rs. 500/- per head

(children up to 15 years free)
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