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Address: Western Temples, Khajuraho, India

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Great Sculpture, great work of art and architecture. Asi should do more to maintain the temple. Its one of the jewels of indian architecture

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Great Sculpture, great work of art and architecture. Asi should do more to maintain the temple. Its one of the jewels of indian architecture

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Pune
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

the huge temple complex is a wonder . the symmetry and the perfect matched corners! wondered how they had constructed those beautiful temples and how had they hoisted the stone slabs that high!!

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Bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is a magnificent Temple, standing gracefully, at the Western group of Temples at Khajuraho. Very intricately carved structures, mainly subject being Kamasutra. You can see lots of statues which represent sex. You can also see the sculpture of a lady wearing a sari (very well, carved), a lady wearing her jewellery etc. There are statues of Ganesha, Elephants etc,... More 

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

everyone should visit this temple and the others from the complex! Extremely interesting symbolism, very masterful carvings.

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Howrah, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Kandariya Mahadev Temple is one of the best magnificent examples of stone carvings and temple architecture. The temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is the largest of all the western group of temples. Few carvings show Kamasutra figures.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is byfar the biggest Temple I have ever seen. It is not only above 5 stories temple but every part of the temple is created in extremely detailed carving. The stone beauties have that complete mystery wrapped in the statuette. You see all types of scenarios shown outside the mandir walls. Few carvings show Kamasutra figures which show the... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The finest temple amongst all in Khajuraho, it stands tall. take special time out for this one when you visit the Western group of temples. intricate carving adorns the temple walls.

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Kolkata
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Built approximately 1000 years ago, the Kandariya Mahadev Temple is one of the most magnificent examples of stone carvings and temple architecture of medieval India. The temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is the largest of all the western group of temples in Khajuraho and the imposing sight of it from a distance is an awe inspiring experience. The intricately carved... More 

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jabalpur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I was truly amazed by the breathtaking architecture of the temple.I spent hours looking at the intricate carvings and beautiful sculptures.

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