Adinath Temple, Khajuraho

Adinatha temple is a Jain temple located at Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh, India. It is dedicated to the Jain tirthankara Adinatha, although its exterior walls also feature Hindu deities. This temple is part of UNESCO World Heritage Site along with other temples in Khajuraho Group of Monuments.HistoryThe Adinatha temple is dated to the late 11th century CE. It was probably constructed slightly later than the Vamana temple.The temple has been classified as a Monument of National Importance by the Archaeological Survey of India.ArchitectureThe plan and design of the Adinatha temple is similar to that of the Vamana temple. There are only a few differences between the two temples. For example, the top row of the outer wall of the Adinatha temple depicts a flying vidyadhara, while that of the Vamana temple shows diamond-shaped decorations. The curvilinear tower of the Adinatha temple is of better proportions than that of the Vamana temple. This, combined with a somewhat more evolved sculptural style, suggests that the Adinatha temple was constructed after the Vamana temple.Only two major parts of the temple now survive: the vestibule and the sanctum. The roof of the vestibule is particularly remarkable for its elegant design.
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  • This temple is a the part of Jain group of temples in khajuraho. This temple front part is reworked and the preserved. no entry fees are required.  more »
  • It is located east of Khajuraho temples. It is smaller than the West Group, there are three temples here, including, so nice. As well as other temples and sculptures are beautiful.
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  • There are three temples in the Jain temples group, and the oldest among these is the Adinath temple, built for Adinath Rhushabhdev, the first Guru( tirthankara) of Jains. The carvings and sculptures a...  more »
  • This temple located Eastern Group of Temples, Sevagram Khajuraho. Adinath temple is a Jain temple dedicated to the Jain tirthnkar Adinath.This temple built-in 1027 during the Chandela king Madanavarman.A UNESCO world heritage site.Must visit with family and friends.
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  • This ancient temple doesn't require entry ticket
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