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Lakshmana Temple

Western Temples, Khajuraho, India
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Ranked #2 of 34 Attractions in Khajuraho
Type: Architectural Buildings
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This is the main temple among the group of western temples and is a must visit. The sculptures depict the life cycle if a man, his dharma, his sexual life, family life and then ways to reach god. The sculptures provide ample proof to call India the land of kamasutra.

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Kanpur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

art is awesome . gives us pride for the culture. visited this place 10 years back with family and i am glad i came back again... refreshing memories :)

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Spectacular piece of art and dexterity. Pure awesomeness in the sense of art and design. The 7 pillars supporting the temples and the four surrounding temples gives you a view like a mountain. I just loved every piece of the temple

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Still in remarkably good condition, you need to take your time to really appreciate the work here. The carvings are stunning, and the attention to detail impressive. Good selection of erotic carvings to be titillated by. Bring a camera with a decent zoom!

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This temple is part of western group of temples and you have to climb few steps to reach the temples.This temple is not used for worship now but is widely used to appreciate it,s architecture and exotic poses on exterior walls

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Also in the group has lot of sculptures and lot to see around the temple. It has two rows of sculptures, images of couples. Also has divine figures, couples and many more images. The sanctum doorway is of seven sakhas. The central one is sculpted and has various incarnations of Lord Vishnu. The Lintel hats goddess Lakshmi in the centre... More

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Warren, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Of the 25 remaining temples in Khajuraho, the Lakshmana Temple is one of the most interesting. This is the temple with the most and best-preserved erotic art and statuary and is a must-see for those who visit this park. The temple is wonderfully intricate in design and I was eager to explore. It sits placidly on a rather high platform.... More

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