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Address: Western Temples, Khajuraho, India

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Unbelievable Hindu temple even without the exotica

This Hindu Temple complex is the jewel in the crown. Go with a good guide or take the audio tour.- it's not about the erotica but more about the entire Hindu philosophy

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This Hindu Temple complex is the jewel in the crown. Go with a good guide or take the audio tour.- it's not about the erotica but more about the entire Hindu philosophy

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Springfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

All of the temples in this area must be visited, if you are anywhere close by. I recommend spending at least one full day here. The shops in town will definitely bargain, and all is within easy walking distance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Upon entering the western group site the first temple you reach along the path is this one. It is quite large and like the others is intricately carved and includes erotic carvings.

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California
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248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

These Khajuraho temples are very interesting and it helps to have someone along to fill in the information about what these are all about. The construction is interesting along with the sculpture.

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Ahmedabad, India
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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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