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Parsvanath Temple

Address: Jain Temples, Khajuraho, India
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Ranked #9 of 39 things to do in Khajuraho
Type: Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Located within the walled Eastern temple complex, this is the largest of the group and appears well maintained.Like the rest in the group all are worth seeing for their carvings and architexture. No admission charge but donations encouraged.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This temple was dedicated to the jain thirthankara and is part of the jain temples.the temple isn tbas beautiful as the khandariya mahadeo temple but exerts its own charm .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The Jain temples are also magnificently decorated with sculptures but unlike the Hindu shrines, they are quite prudish. There is very little erotica on the Jain temple walls though there is some amount of hedonism. Part of the reason for the explicit nature of Khajuraho, our guide informed us, was the influence of tantric doctrines on the Chandela kings. The... More 

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Bengaluru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Originally dedicated to the firtst tirthankara,is the largest of jain temple with fine monuments. Inside the temple has a Sanctum and a maha mandapa. The super sculptures include the images of Agni,Siva, Kama with Rati and Lakshmi Narayana and also some sura sundari figures. The temple has a nice Shikhara. The beautiful architecture is worth seeing in detail. We went... More 

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Bhopal, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

What an architecture ... which created this marvellous temple complex. Unbelievable skill .. which truly reflects the "eye for details" of our ancestors .... really beyond words. The surroundings could have been better maintained (lawns and the hedges ) to have a good overall impression for the visitors.

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Dehradun, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Parsvanath Temple is known as the biggest and the most beautiful Jain temple in the whole complex. Tourists visit this temple in huge numbers, to witness the architectural and artistic brilliance of craftsmen of the Chandela period.Inside the temple, there is a sanctum with a throne, which faces a bull (emblem of the first Tirthankara and the founder of Jainism... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This one is larger than Adinath and perhaps the more impressive of the 3 inside the enclosure. More intricate design than is usual for Jain temples with plenty of carvings to be seen on the exterior walls.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Smaller than Khajuraho Temples, but still interesting to see. One hour is enough to visit this temples, scene.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Situated in the eastern group of khajuraho it is the best and largest temple in the Jain temple complex. Although a Jain temple the total architecture of temple is same as that of the other Hindu temples of khajuraho. Also there are the sculptures of both Hindu and Jain god and goddesses in the wall of this temple which are... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Set in the midst of Jain temples the structure and carvings are commendable, well preserved and clean courtyard. But all the dieties in these temples are of marble Gods, which are new and do not remind us of the architecture of 1000 years ago. I just feel they should bring in the same look and feel, because marble looks a... More 

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