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Address: Western Temples, Khajuraho, India
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An Excellent work of Art and Architecture

Kandariya Mahadev Temple is the finest, largest and loftiest of all the temples in Khajuraho. The temple was built between 1025 - 1050 AD. It is excellent in design and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Kandariya Mahadev Temple is the finest, largest and loftiest of all the temples in Khajuraho. The temple was built between 1025 - 1050 AD. It is excellent in design and inscriptions. The images of dancing girls, pairs in sexual positions and their expression are beyond any description. Once the visitor feels blissed to be there and wonders over the tiny... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Considering this was built later it is more beautiful as techniques of sculpturing would have evolved. Symmetry and carvings are marvelous. If you are spiritually minded keep some time to meditate inside the temple.

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Bhopal, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Absolute wonder of architecture and craftsmanship. Do not forget to read up on these topics. The details can absorb you for months if you wish.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

If you take a guide & request him to explain the statutes & architecture of this temple alone, it will be the same as seeing the rest of 22 temples at Khajuraho..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Kandariya mahadev temples is the longest of nearby temples of Khajuraho...a good killing light and sound show can be seen here in the evening time..in the voice of Mr. Amitabh Bachhan.

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Narsinghpur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Kandariya mahadev temple Shivling and pindi is so much old and length og Pindi is 18 Feet long and it is too much different from all other Shivling.

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Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

all temples are together.it is best if you visit early in the morning. its a photographers dream to shoot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

An amazing piece of architecture and filled with intricately designed erotic sculptures. Usually filled with western tourists though domestic tourists are on the rise. Would happily recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Kandariya Mahadev temple is one of the best temples---but please visit khajuraho from october to february---september and march april may be opt but not beyond april because weather is too hot here---thanks----SUMER SINGH SARAN---

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The KM Temple lies in the obviously overlooked & mostly ignored part of Khajurao - but that's an injustice. These Jain temples tell a completely different tale - without the erotica - so they tend to get sidelined. But they are very impressive and should not be dismissed casually - plan a visit. It's worth it!

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