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Address: Western Temples, Khajuraho, India

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I was truly amazed by the breathtaking architecture of the temple.I spent hours looking at the intricate carvings and beautiful sculptures.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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jabalpur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I was truly amazed by the breathtaking architecture of the temple.I spent hours looking at the intricate carvings and beautiful sculptures.

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Bangalore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Kandariya Mahadev is one of the 8 temples comprising the Western Group of temples at Khajurao. Kandariya is derived from the hindi word 'Kandra' meaning cave. The Temple is shaped and carved to emulate the mythical cave abode of Lord Shiva atop Mount Kailash. The successive spires of the temple give an impression if a mountain range. The inside of... More 

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Delhi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

It is the largest Temple from the group of Western Temple, have brilliant Carvings on the outer walls.

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Kolhapur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

A very big and tall temple. As name Mahadeva suggest, it is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple has beautiful sculptures all all its outer surface. Many erotic ones showing different positions of intercourse. Also sculptures of many women, in different moods are seen. Must see attraction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

The architecture is magnificent and are the carvings. Quite fitting for such an important Hindu god such as Lord Shiva. Worth spending some extra in and around this temple which is among the western group.

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chennai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Bowed down with my head after visiting temple. Felt pious in mind body and soul. The architecture i likes very much.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The khandariya mahadeo temple was dedicated to shiva and according to me is the grandest compared to the other temples.the carvings are simply beautiful and one is amazed by looking at the sculptures and designs.

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Lucknow, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

2nd most visited historical monument in India. Magnificent structure. Must visit and see place. Many other temples in same campus are all worth visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Spectacular temple, the largest of the Western group. If I remember correctly, this was built around 1023 by King Dhanga

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Calcutta, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The grandest of the Western temples in Khajuraho, the temple is one of the most imposing and magnificent structures I have ever seen anywhere. It is definitely one of the best temples in India and a must visit for anyone who is interested in history, archeaology, architecture, physics, mathematics and of course 'biology'. Please note that the temple is only... More 

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