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“Awesome beauty” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kandariya Mahadev Temple

Kandariya Mahadev Temple
Western Temples, Khajuraho, India
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Ranked #2 of 40 things to do in Khajuraho
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Bhopal, India
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74 reviews 74 reviews
36 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
“Awesome beauty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

The Shiva temple is east facing and about 100 ft high. The main attraction is the depiction of the sexual act in various styles, poses and moods - refinement and vulgarity, tenderness and lust. There are a fair representation of honeymoon couples.

Visited October 2013
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Gangtok, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“nothing exceptional”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

this temple does not have anything interesting except the shivling is worth a visit if you have no other place to go

Visited January 2014
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Lucknow, India
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Marvellous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Magnificent structure, Actually there is no prayer in these temples but they are archeological treasure. Must see all temples in the complex.

Visited January 2014
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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73 reviews 73 reviews
33 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Best among the best.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

This is the biggest and the most attractive among the western group of temple. this has got some of the famous erotic sculptors. If you are short on time and can visit only one temple, then this has to be it.

Visited October 2013
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New Delhi, India
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127 reviews 127 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

This is one of the oldest and biggest and a must visit for a history buff. The sound and light show is wonderful as well.

Visited November 2013
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