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“One of the most amazing temples in this park!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kandariya Mahadev Temple

Kandariya Mahadev Temple
Western Temples, Khajuraho, India
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Ranked #2 of 34 Attractions in Khajuraho
Type: Architectural Buildings, Cultural
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Baltimore, Maryland
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“One of the most amazing temples in this park!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Paying a small fee to enter (250 INR), and walk amongst the beautiful temples, this particular temple is at the back side of the park, and the most amazing one, in my opinion, just gorgeous to look and marvel at. In my opinion anybody visiting will not be disappointed especially if you like history, from over 1,000 years. I would recommend seeing the light show the night before, if coming in in the later part of the evening, which goes thru the whole history of the temples (an hour long). Enjoy!

Visited March 2014
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“Ageless”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

By far the most hyped, this certainly lives up to its reputation. The visit to this temple is memorable both on account of the harmony that it symbolises and the grandeur it displays. We were informed about the philosophy behind the erotica but did not actually realize its meaning until we saw some of the copied erotic panels on sale in the shops. What had looked beautiful and sensitive on the temple walls suddenly looked obscene, having been taken out of context. The overall beauty and harmony of the temple came to us then, like a gestalt closing.

Visited March 2014
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Chhatarpur, India
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“wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

this one a nice in groups of temple not only nice amezing arts of kama how nice visit and watch beside of the group also shiva temple every evening you can enjoy sheremony dont missed that

Visited March 2014
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Jaipur, India
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“"A very big shivling...."”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

this place gives me a very positive energy......... i have ever seen this kind of shiva temple ......... :)

Visited May 2013
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New Delhi, India
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“The best one in the western cluster IMHO”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This temple is a marvel of architecture. When you look at the structure and the sculpture, you can't help but think about the skill of the craftsmen and architects who built this magnificent structure. It was a really humbling experience touring this work of art.

Visited January 2014
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