Chitragupta Temple, Khajuraho

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The Chitragupta temple is an 11th century temple of Surya (sun god) in the Khajuraho town of Madhya Pradesh, India. Architecturally, it is very similar to the nearby Jagadambi temple.HistoryBased on the epigraphic evidence, the construction of the temple can be dated to 1020-1025 CE. It was probably consecrated on 23 February 1023 CE, on the occasion of Shivaratri.The temple has been classified as a Monument of National Importance by the Archaeological Survey of India.ArchitectureThe Chitragupta temple is very similar to the nearby Jagadambi temple. It has a sanctum with a circumambulatory path, a vestibule, a maha-mandapa (large hall) with transepts, and an entrance porch. The large hall has an octagonal ceiling, which is more ornate than the corresponding ceiling in the Jagadambi temple. This suggests that the Chitragupta temple was constructed slightly later than the Jagadambi temple. The building has two balconies, and the ascending scale of the roof is not as impressive as that of the larger temples in Khajuraho.SculpturesThe temple's sanctum has a partially broken 2.1m tall statue of Surya riding a chariot of seven horses. He is shown standing, dressed in an armoured coat and boots, and holding lotus flowers. The door lintel of the sanctum also features three similar, but smaller, images of Surya.
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  • one of the many temples in this city of temples full of adorable architecture and statues that keeps you in bind  more »
  • It is a most distant temple in the Park. Its architecture is purely Hindu and is dedicated to Vishnu can be seen the statue inside. His visit does not necessarily require the presence of a guide. Choose your visit in the morning for the lighting of the façade.
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  • It is a temple to the Sun God (Surya) is enshrined. Seems to be rare. Chitragupta Temple has erotic relief (sculpture), the temple was built around the 11th century.
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  • This Temple is located in western group of temples Village Khajuraho.Thiis temple dedicated to Lord Surya built in 11th century .The exterior walls of the temple are covered with erotic couple's.This temple is very nearby Jagdambi temple.This temple must visit with family and friends.
  • The only sun temple in this area. Great sculptures.
  • Beautiful place, sign of architecture of indian heritage.
  • Impressive Stone carvings on the outside and inside of the temple
  • Nice place.

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