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Parsvanath Temple

Jain Temples, Khajuraho, India
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Ranked #7 of 34 Attractions in Khajuraho
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Dehradun, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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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Singapore, Singapore
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

The Parsvanath temple was originally part of the Hindu temples built by the Chandela Kings, although it was renovated about 100 years ago by a Jain devotee--- and Jain images were added (while erotic images were removed). Beautiful images and architecture .

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Beautiful sculptures, well preserved when you think it's 1000 years old !!! , these statues seems recent . Take your time and visit around the temples base before climbing on the main platform, than you can feel the ambiance..

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Kurukshetra, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

This Jain temple comes under the eastern group of Khajuraho temples. This is the largest Jain temple. It was built by King Dhanga in mid 10th century. It is a Sandharaprasada temple which means it's sanctum has pradakshina. It has 2 sanctums, one facing north and other south. Tirthankar Parsvanath image was installed in 19th century. There are few erotic... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

It's a Jain Temple, so it's a little different from many of the others. It's very interesting to notice the slight differences.

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