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Kandariya Mahadev Temple

Address: Western Temples, Khajuraho, India
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Ranked #2 of 36 Attractions in Khajuraho
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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55 attraction reviews
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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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New Delhi, India
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is one of the several temples in Khajuraho. The premises are a delight to move around with very well groomed lawns and flowers. A must visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The place is amazing. ......The precision with which the whole temple is crafted is astounding. ....what a place. ...so much thought and philosophy. ....although it is not a temple in a real sense. ...since no worship is offered to Bhagwan......but it takes us mentally to a state of bewilderment and awe......people at some point took temples so seriously. .....

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Hyderabad, India
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This temple has some very good examples of sculptures of that period. The archaeological complex is very well kept and the tourist facilities are great for a place like that.

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Faridabad, India
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

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

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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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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