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Lakshmana Temple

Address: Western Temples, Khajuraho, India
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Ranked #3 of 36 Attractions in Khajuraho
Type: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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Ahmedabad, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

exclusive carvings. very peaceful and quite. Sound and light show is waste of money. nice location. all the carvings are great. sexual images form only 5% of total.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

King Yashovarman's crowning glory. One of the first temples you see as you enter, on your left. Though famous for their erotic content, in actuality, such sculptures are quite few and no more than 15% of the total work. The temple architects seem to have wanted to emphasise the purusharthas when building the structures for all activities of daily life... More 

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Noida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Very impressive considering the historic importance of the place which is very well maintained and are one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India. The temples have a rich display of intricately carved statues. While they are famous for their erotic sculpture, sexual themes cover less than 10% of the temple sculpture. Further, most erotic scene panels are neither... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This temple is almost as good as the Kandarya Mahadev Temple. Similar architecture, the same archaeological complex which is extremely well maintained. Great architecture and fine examples of sculpture of that period.

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Vadodara, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and faces a small temple which houses the mighty Varaha Avtara of Lord Vishnu. This temple is closes to the entrance of the Western campus and you start getting a feel of Khajuraho once you see this temple.

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New Delhi, India
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

It was great place to see. Just imagine the architecture of era which was 1000 years back. It is beautiful.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The elaborate detail of each temple in this complex is what makes these temples so memorable. Look out for the erotic statues dotted all over the place! Entry now is 250 rupees per person (non Indian).

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India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The largest and best preserved of the temples - a real treat. It gives you a glimpse of the culture of North India prior to the moslem incursions.

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Table View, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This was highly enjoyable because we had a very good guide, who pointed out lots of facts we would otherwise have missed. The complex covers a lot of ground and although there are many erotic sculptures they only make up 8% of the total.

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

Built by Chandela kings, Lakshmana Temple is one of the first magnificent structures established in Khajuraho. Known to be an architectural marvel, this beautiful shrine is amongst the largest temples set in the Western Wing of the Khajuraho complex. This temple is dedicated to the Hindu Lord Vishnu and houses an image of Vaikuntha-Vishnu. The temple's architecture is simply marvelous... More 

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