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

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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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

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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102 reviews 102 reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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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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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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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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