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Address: Western Temples, Khajuraho, India

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everyone should visit this temple and the others from the complex! Extremely interesting symbolism, very masterful carvings.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

everyone should visit this temple and the others from the complex! Extremely interesting symbolism, very masterful carvings.

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Howrah, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Kandariya Mahadev Temple is one of the best magnificent examples of stone carvings and temple architecture. The temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is the largest of all the western group of temples. Few carvings show Kamasutra figures.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is byfar the biggest Temple I have ever seen. It is not only above 5 stories temple but every part of the temple is created in extremely detailed carving. The stone beauties have that complete mystery wrapped in the statuette. You see all types of scenarios shown outside the mandir walls. Few carvings show Kamasutra figures which show the... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The finest temple amongst all in Khajuraho, it stands tall. take special time out for this one when you visit the Western group of temples. intricate carving adorns the temple walls.

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Kolkata
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Built approximately 1000 years ago, the Kandariya Mahadev Temple is one of the most magnificent examples of stone carvings and temple architecture of medieval India. The temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is the largest of all the western group of temples in Khajuraho and the imposing sight of it from a distance is an awe inspiring experience. The intricately carved... More 

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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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