Kandariya Mahadev Temple, Khajuraho

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The largest Hindu temple in the area, Kandariya Mahadev Temple offers a revealing insight into the history of India. Built in the shape of a cave, resembling Himalayas where it’s believed that Lord Shiva resides, it represents a true artistic masterpiece. Visit the temple and attend some of the rituals from the medieval period which you can’t see anywhere else, such as regular prayers, and group meals that represent offering a sacrifice. Take some time and look closely at the carved statues, the architecture, and fine details. Take a tour guide in case you want to learn more about history and the customs of the temple and the locals. Plan your Kandariya Mahadev Temple visit and explore what else you can see and do in Khajuraho using our Khajuraho trip maker app .
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  • One of the must see things before you die. Khajuraho temples are the epitome of Indian art and symbolic of the great talent the artisans had here. Beautiful and mesmerising  more »
  • beautiful but should be restored properly and not with slabs of cement - should light up the area around it at night also  more »
  • Kandariya Mahadev Temple is one of the most beautiful temple amongst Western Group of temples at Khajuraho, Distt Chattarpur, Madhya Pradesh, The ancient Temples at Khajuraho are recognised as World H...  more »
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  • The kandariya Mahadev temple meaning"the Great God of the Cave" is the largest and amazing ornate Hindu temple in Khajuraho India.A UNESCO world Heritage site. The Temple us renowned for its spectacular architecture.Itsthe largest and most beautiful temple in the whole complex Dedicated to Hindu Lord Shiva. The architecture of the Kandariya Mahadev Temple is quite unique.Must visit with family and friends.
  • A good place to go I think this place is good for god to stay here.
  • The Kandariya Mahadeva Temple (Devanagari: कंदारिया महादेव मंदिर, Kaṇḍāriyā Mahādeva Mandir), meaning "the Great God of the Cave", is the largest and most ornate Hindu temple in the medieval temple group found at Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh, India. It is considered one of the best examples of temples preserved from the medieval period in India
  • The Khajuraho Group of Monuments is a group of Hindu and Jain temples in Madhya Pradesh, India, about 175 kilometres (109 mi) southeast of Jhansi. They are one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India. The temples are famous for their nagara-style architectural symbolism and their erotic sculptures. Most Khajuraho temples were built between 950 and 1050 by the Chandela dynasty. Historical records note that the Khajuraho temple site had 85 temples by the 12th century, spread over 20 square kilometers Of these, only about 25 temples have survived, spread over 6 square kilometers.[2] Of the various surviving temples, the Kandariya Mahadeva Temple is decorated with a profusion of sculptures with intricate details, symbolism and expressiveness of ancient Indian art. The Khajuraho group of temples were built together but were dedicated to two religions, Hinduism and Jainism, suggesting a tradition of acceptance and respect for diverse religious views among Hindus and Jains in the region.[
  • Greatest creativity, nowadays no one even think or build such things.
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