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Kandariya Mahadev Temple

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Address: Western Temples, Khajuraho, India
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This is the most important temple in the entire complex. It is one of the most intricately carved temple. A distinct style. A style apart. Should be visited atleast once by the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Ahmedabad, India
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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the most important temple in the entire complex. It is one of the most intricately carved temple. A distinct style. A style apart. Should be visited atleast once by the architecture lovers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the most important one among Western group of temples. Although the 16 keystones were destroyed by mughals the structure stands like a rock with its symmetry disturbed a bit. Stand in front and you can see the vertices of its conical domes unaligned a bit. Still its one of the most beautiful temples among all.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Kandariya Mahadev Temple boast the most imposing structural monument among the rest others at Western Groups. One needs a trained guide to know the details of this architectural splendour.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

The Kandariya Mahadev temple of the Western group is the largest, dedicated to Shiva. The main shrine is exquisitely carved and features, in delicate detail, gods, goddesses, celestial maidens and lovers.

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Thank Tororeal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

This is part of Western Group of Temples where the Light and Sound show is organized. In my view, this is the biggest and best. The temple is very well maintained. This looks awesome during the light and sound show. Suggest to invest good amount of time (at least 30 mins) to enjoy the temple art.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

I hope its only temple in complex in which locals worship. It's assumed that as seen above same 9 feet height shivling is under grounded.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

The size, symmetry, scale, ornamentation are all breathtaking. The interiors too are most attractive and even on a hot day, cool and inviting. The intricate carvings are outstandingly beautiful. Very well restored and maintained.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

the only temple where rituals still happen as the statue in sanctum is intact. A Must visit this is part of western temple and does not require much efforts to travel

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

This temple is the grandest of them all. The sculptures are intricate & worth dwelling on. Each square inch of each of the sculptures has a story to tell - especially that of finesse. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva & is made in the shape of a cave (Kandariya means cave) in the Himalayas where the Lord resides.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

This is one of the temple among group of Khajuraho temple. No separate ticket is required. It is also heritage site.

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