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“Majestic and Mystical”

Kandariya Mahadev Temple
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Private Full-Day Khajuraho Temples and Handicrafts Tour
Ranked #2 of 43 things to do in Khajuraho
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Majestic and Mystical”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

Makes you think about the religious belief behind the carvings in the wall. The restoration work needs to be better though.

Visited December 2012
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Lyon, France
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“The largest.”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

The greatest of all and has a multitude sculptures.
Here, the Kama Sutra is a good excuse because a position among the most sensual is simply unattainable by the ordinary and common men.

Visited November 2012
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Kurukshetra, India
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“An elegant temple - Not to be missed”
Reviewed December 9, 2012

This temple comes under the western group of Khajuraho temples. This is the largest, most elegant, well preserved temple dedicated to Shiva. Sculptures give this temple a live feel. This temple was built by Vidydhara in early 11th century. This is a Pachayatan temple and vestibule is having pradakshina. There are approximately 900 temples. Platform is very large, chiseling of sculptures and architecture seems one of the best in this temple. This is the only temple having two makar toranas. It has portico, main hall, transcept, vestibule, sanctum with pradakshina. Again outer walls have 3 horizontal layers of sculptures various goda and goddesses, groups of lovers and a beat animal shardool. Seals depicting various moods of life give a felling of liveliness and dynamism. Sanctum has a marble linga. There are a lot of erotic pictures.

Entry ticket for all western group of temples is Rs. 10 for Indians and Rs. 250 for foreigners.
Video camera fees is Rs. 25. Temple remains open from sunrise to sunset.
There is facility of audio guide which costs Rs. 62 in Indian languages and Rs. 100 in English.

A very beautiful temple, do not miss.

Visited November 2012
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Havana, Cuba
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“just beautiful”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

Beautiful sculptures, well preserved when you think it's 1000 years old !!! , these statues seems recent . Take your time and visit around the temples base before climbing on the main platform, than you can feel the ambiance..

Visited October 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Imagining carving.”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

some feeling witch stay for long time with you,
the way they have though its seems great to me,
some thing i don't like is street people bother a lot some time,

Visited September 2012
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