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Address: Western Temples, Khajuraho, India
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Biggest Temple at Khajuraho

Kandariya Mahadev Temple - designed as cave and dedicated to Shiv - has Shivling as its main deity. Exteriors are replete with exquisite stone carvings with erotic postures

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Mumbai (Bombay), India

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

THis temple is located in the Western complex, next to the Devi Jagdamba temple. It is a must-see on your visit to Khajuraho

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kandariya Mahadev Temple - designed as cave and dedicated to Shiv - has Shivling as its main deity. Exteriors are replete with exquisite stone carvings with erotic postures

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Thank pravinjn
Manchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The highlight of our 16 day trip was visiting these temples, the amzing condition of the sculptures after 1,000 years is outstanding. Some are erotic and others are not but the erotic ones cover all sorts of goings on - so may not be suitable for young children

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Thank elvagabundoviejo
New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are eleven temples in Western Temples at Khajuraho. This is one of them. They are world famous temples and well maintained by Archaeological Survey of India.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the only temple amongst all the clusters which is living temple of that era in which regular prayers are done. The temple has a 9 feet Shivling above the ground and it is told that the other 9 feet are below the ground. This temple is situated adjacent to the western cluster.

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Taken here on our overnight stay, great place. I could have spent at least half the day there. Loads of carvings to look at, very tranquil grounds. A real change from all the palaces and forts I've seen along the "northern triangle".

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Mirzapur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No visit to Khajuraho can be complete without a tour to Kandariya Mahadev temple. One can only see oneself and experience the grandeur of the temple built around a millennium ago.

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Krefeld, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The western temple are the highlight of Khajuraho with many sculpture of Kamasutra. If you have seen the Western Temple first (in the morning light) the other temple groups are not anymore so interesting.

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Thank mtauske
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is absolutely one of the really most famous of all the temples here because of their very detailed and special statues, and because it is a really huge temple.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Every temples has their own beauty and looks which differs to other temples. An old temple and truly feel the Lord Shiva's presence over there... Don't miss when you are in khajuraho.

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