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Kandariya Mahadev Temple

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Address: Western Temples, Khajuraho, India

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Important Lord Shiva Temple

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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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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chennai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Bowed down with my head after visiting temple. Felt pious in mind body and soul. The architecture i likes very much.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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