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Kandariya Mahadev Temple

Western Temples, Khajuraho, India
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Ranked #2 of 34 Attractions in Khajuraho
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Cultural
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Faridabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

you need to spend time ..each temple has a story to tell ..no rushing ..they are worth it .do hire a guide who has stories to narrate .

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Bhopal, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This is a Lord Shiva's temple which is well sculptured.Since the carvings on the walls of the temple depicts the sexual postures of animals etc. It is advisable not to visit this place with young kids.

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Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

A temple dedicated to Lord Shiva built during 13-14 century. The carvings are still alive. The expressions on the statues are their life.

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Ellicott City MD
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The temple complex here is superb. They are well preserved, easy to view and fabulous to share how life was 1000 years ago. The scenes are of life, bathing, sex, animals, war, etc and extremely well sculpted in the rock.

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Southbury, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Restored to original glory. A word of caution that the temple walls have erotic sculptures that is not suitable for children, so this is not a place to visit with your young ones.

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Mohali, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Magnificent stone carvings of welcome arch & ceiling. Masterpieces of stone carvings depicting sex life of people of 9th & 10th century are available in this temple

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Delhi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This is one of the temples in western group. It is very huge & great piece of art is shown on the wals.

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Dehradun, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

It is the largest and the most beautiful temple in the whole complex. Dedicated to the Hindu Lord Shiva.Though the four temples that stand at the corners of the main shrine are now in ruins, the main shrine has an exquisitely carved entrance arch with a multitude of themes. The interiors are quite simple with a beautiful Shiva Linga in... More 

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LEWISBURG
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This temple is the most inspiring and beautiful of the remarkable Khajuraho temples. It has a set of spires, each one higher than the next, and the base is covered with beautiful and interesting statues and carvings.

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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Western group is the largest and most iconic among the 3. There are 10 temples within the compound, of which 'Kandariya Mahadeo' dedicated to lord Shiva is the tallest and most magnanimous. The peaks towering 31m high resemble the mighty Himalayas, the sculptors have gone to great length to bring life to these stones. Every inch of the temple compound... More 

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