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This masterpiece temple is a part of the Khajuraho Temple Complex and dates back to the 10th Century. This was one of the most popular temples even during that time and the main reason being the exquisite hand- work on the temple walls. The temple was dedicated to the third incarnation of Lord Vishnu which is in the form of a boar. The polished sandstone idol and the walls of this temple look awesome even after so many centuries. The temple is situated on a raised platform and rhis platform is surrounded by 674 other smaller Hindu idols. Apart from the main huge idol Lord Varaha there are other idols of Hindu Gods and Goddesses here.
Kandariya Mahadev Temple Khajuraho
Dedicated to Lord Shiva this temple enshrines the ‘linga’. This 31m high temple is the largest and most typical in the series of temples with exquisite carvings that have some intricate craftsmanship. Each stone that is carved sees the finesse of these craftsmen and their eye for detail. Sculptures depicting divine deities, celestial maidens, eternal lovers, gods and goddesses adorn the walls of the temples.
This is a town in the Chhattarpur District of Madhya Pradesh. Mainly known for the ancient Khajuraho Temple Complex, this is the main attraction of this place apart from other small temples and old monuments. The temples in this complex are not just beautiful and grand, but each one of them are different from one another. The temples here represent royalty, culture, taste of the early kings and their devotion towards gods and goddesses. Most of the temples and monuments you will see here were built by the Chandela Dynasty rulers and their religious secularism is evident from the presence of Buddhist and Jain temples in which they had supported along with the famous Hindu Temples. The main temples of this temple complex are the Kandariya Mahadev Temple, Brahma Temple, Varaha Temple, Lakshmana Temple and others.
Best Time To Visit
Best time to visit Khajuraho is from October to March