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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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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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Bengaluru
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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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Faridabad, India
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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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