Best time to visit8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Open hours6:00 AM- 6:00 PM
Things to dohistory tours
BudgetRs 10 for Indians and Rs 250 for foreigners
Best MonthsSeptember - May
Traveller TypesCouples, Friends, Families
Rank2 out of 41 attractions in Khajuraho
The largest and the grandest of all temples in this complex, this temple was dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva. The design and architecture is similar to that of the Lakshmana Temple but there is also a lot of difference. This is adjacent to the Devi Jagadambi temple which is much smaller than this. As you stand in front of this temple you are bound to think about the people with such expert hands in art and carving. It is said that no other man had the guts or talent to build something so grand and thus, the Kandariya Mahadev Temple became the largest of all time here. The form of Shiva worshipped here was the Lord Virbhadra and the temple theme is the destruction of evil forces. The main carvings on the temple walls are of snakes, serpents and serpent kings and queens. Like most of the other temples in this temple complex, you will also find smaller idols of other Hindu gods and goddesses here.