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The Kandariya Mahadeva Temple is the most magnificent with a 35.5 metre shikhara ( tower) and exquisite carvings. Famous for sensuous and sophisticated sculptures of God's and goddesses, erotic scenes, daily life and royal hunts. Well worth a visit as there are so many other...More
Imagine all the intricate carvings made in around 1000 years back and you can understand how the kings then encouraged people to increase population for more persons for their army, when they visit to worship God. One should take a proper guide , who can...More
Wonderful rock sculpture in huge quantity. You can spent a complete day at the main complex alone. And beware of local autorikshwa drivers. They will loot you by taking you around the unnecessary things.
This was another part of the western complex but if you go to the temple on the right from the front you will have much easier access. The entire area has such beauty but this complex with the two major temples together was very special....More
Well, what can be said about these magnificent & wonderful temples, an example of the master class of the artisans of their time !
The western group of temples, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is an architectural wonder and one must see them to appreciate...More
The Kandariya Mahadeva temple or the temple to the 'Great God of the Cave' was built during the reign of Vidyadhara a Chandela ruler between 1025-1050 AD.
Shiva is the chief deity of the temple. This temple is one of the most magnificent of all...More
Dear Usha H,
Kandariya Mahadev temple is one of the important temple among western group of temples. More than six temples including this temple are located at one place. If you like to study the sculptures thoroughly, then... More
Dear Usha H,
Kandariya Mahadev temple is one of the important temple among western group of temples. More than six temples including this temple are located at one place. If you like to study the sculptures thoroughly, then it may even require half a day at each temple, but in case you just see the sculpture and move on then you can cover all western group temples in half a day. Enjoy.....
C S Sharma