It was late afternoon I completed the tour of the Western Group of Temples. Next I headed to the State Museum of Tribal and Folk Art's located around a kilometer from the Western Group of Temples. This place has a fine collection of tribal and folk arts and artifacts from across the state. A very few number of tourists are aware and visit this place.
Light and Sound show is organised every evening at the lawns of the Western Group of Temples. The show takes one back to the times of the Chandela kings when the temples were being first constructed. Spoiler alert: voice over has been done by the legend with the legendary voice Amitabh Bachan.
Later that night before settling down I went to have dinner at one of the popular resturant in the town Marwadi Bhojanalaya. The place, located near Shivsagar Lake is frequented mostly by tourist looking for some authentic Indian food.
Next day the turn was to visit the remaining temples. Though it is advised to take an auto or two wheeler; I decided to the contrary and find my walk through these temples. I checked out of hotel by 8 am and headed towards Chausath Yogini temple located behind the Shivsagar lake. This is among one of the oldest temples in Khajuraho and dedicated to the 64 yoginis or the manifestation of the Mother Goddess Shakti. Set in an open courtyard the temple is formed of 64 small temples that is said to once contain idols of the 64 yoginis. As told by a watchman, due to the neglect over the years to the temple the idols relocated to Bhedaghat in current Jabalpur district along the bank of river Narmada.
After this I headed east towards the Brahma temple, a walk of 2 km from Chausath Yogini temple along the Jain Mandir road. This is a relatively small temple with minimum decoration and houses a four-faced lingam and hence the name.
Around 400 m northward are the Vamana and Javari temples. Both Vamana and Javari Temples are dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Vamana Temple houses the Vamana avatar of the Lord.
From Javari temple making way through small alleys I reached next to Ghantai temple which is a ruined Jain Temple dedicated to the Jain spiritual teacher Adinath.
The main cluster of Jain group of temples formed by Parsavanatha Temple, Adinatha Temple and Shantinatha Temple is another 500 m towards east. The Parsavanatha Temple is dedicated to Parsavanatha. The entrance to this temple has an inscription of most perfect magic square. As like Ghantai Temple this temple is also dedicated to the Jain spiritual teacher Adinath. The Shantinatha Temple is dedicated to Shantinath, another spiritual teacher in Jainism.