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Lakshmana Temple

Western Temples, Khajuraho, India
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Ranked #3 of 34 Attractions in Khajuraho
Type: Architectural Buildings, Cultural
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New Delhi, India
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22 helpful votes 22 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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150 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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30 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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65 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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74 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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