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Lakshmana Temple

Western Temples, Khajuraho, India
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Ranked #3 of 34 attractions in Khajuraho
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Faridabad, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Lakshman temple is full of idols on its outer walls. It has most of the erotica idols depicting the contemporary practices/acceptance of sex 1000 years ago. Idols are still intact, though some of them have got defaced. Must visit site for at least adult people.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

It was a fantastic experience. I salute the sculptures who spend their lives erect such temples. The complex is well maintained. The guides and securities are helpful.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The Lakshmana temple(built in 954 AD) is a grand temple built on a high rise platform . It has 4 shrines at the 4 corners of the platform and the main temple at the centre - this style is called the Panchayatana(pancha meaning 5 and Yatana meaning God in sanskrit). At the entrance near the steps you have a Man... More

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Pune
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I was on a official trip from Jhashi to Rewa and on the way thought to visiting the much acclaimed khujuraho temples. And let me confess that it was a worth a visit. Also one more important tip: Don't visit without a guide. Initially the guide looked expensive, but later felt that with kind of information he provides the fees... More

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

This is oldest of "Western" temples.Lots of explicit imagery. Unbelievably intricate carvings which bely it's age.

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New Delhi, India
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

These are a fantastic group of our rich history and are a must visit for a history buff. The sound and light show is wonderful as well.

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

From the entry gate of western group complexes i ve first visited the Lakshmana temple. The sculpture of Hindu god and goddesses like dancing Ganesha, Haraparvati etc in the wall also the erotic sculptures in the basement of the temples is fascinating. Although the name of this temple is Lakhsmana it is actually a temple of lord Vishnu.I think the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

This temple + the Kandariya-Mahadev temple were the two highlights in the western group of temples. Definitely use an audio guide or hire a good guide. See my comments in the general review for Khajuraho temples for recommendation of a guide. We spent 3.5 hours in the western temple enclosure-- -and could have stayed longer! Incredible beauty from 1,100 years... More

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Calgary
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

One of the biggest temple in Khajuraho. located at Western group of temple. Main image is of tri-headed & four-armed sculpture. The temple stands on a high platform.

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Another worth visiting place in Khajuraho...won't cost a lot of time...If visiting in summers try visiting early mornings or in evenings.

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