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Kandariya Mahadev Temple

Western Temples, Khajuraho, India
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Ranked #3 of 34 attractions in Khajuraho
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Take your time to really admire the effort which has been expended on the carvings. Whilst the erotic carvings will certainly be of interest, the entire selection is really quite remarkable. You need to bring a decent camera in order to get good photos of the carvings: iphone isn't going to cut it for decent close-ups.

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New Delhi, India
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68 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is the biggest temple in western group of temples in Khajuraho.Only western group of temples are worthwhile visiting.This is temple built in 1000 to 1100 AD and is well maintained by Govt of India.The exterior is full of beautiful sculptures.If you want to enjoy details of what is depicted on exterior and interior of these temples best thing to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Since the temple is considered very Sacred and is located next to the Western Group of temples, one must find time and visit the temple.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

One of the best sights at the Western group of temples at Khajuraho has got to be the Kandariya Mahadev temples for its intrinsic work and ornamented patterns of designs on the exterior of this majestic shrine. The temple is well maintained and depicts all sorts of gods ,goddesses and nymphs in different positions.This is definitely a great sight for... More

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Bengaluru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This is one of the big temples in the Khajuraho group of temples. It is on a huge platform and has lot of columns and brackets with beautiful sculptures. See each of the sculptures and also Mahadev inside the temple.

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Warren, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

All of the temples at Khajuraho are awe-inspiring. There are about 25 remaining out of 85 built at the height of the Chandela Dynasty. Today, they wait majestically for visitors in a beautiful park-like setting. The Kandarariya Mahadev Temple is located toward the back of the park and is absolutely remarkable for its classic form and utterly perfect dimensions. The... More

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Not well kept as good as Western Group. However, must see. Better to take a Guide along to get to know the intricacies. You can hire an auto for full day. Will cost your 350 - 400 rupees. woth every paisa.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Paying a small fee to enter (250 INR), and walk amongst the beautiful temples, this particular temple is at the back side of the park, and the most amazing one, in my opinion, just gorgeous to look and marvel at. In my opinion anybody visiting will not be disappointed especially if you like history, from over 1,000 years. I would... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

By far the most hyped, this certainly lives up to its reputation. The visit to this temple is memorable both on account of the harmony that it symbolises and the grandeur it displays. We were informed about the philosophy behind the erotica but did not actually realize its meaning until we saw some of the copied erotic panels on sale... More

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Chhatarpur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

this one a nice in groups of temple not only nice amezing arts of kama how nice visit and watch beside of the group also shiva temple every evening you can enjoy sheremony dont missed that

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