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Kandariya Mahadev Temple

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Kandariya Mahadev Temple is a standout amongst the most forcing structures in the Western gathering of Khajuraho, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the biggest and the most wonderful temple in the entire complex. Devoted to the Hindu Lord Shiva, this venerated hallowed place was worked by Vidyadhara - a capable Chandela ruler. The magnificent craftsmanship of around 900 models, reflected in the amazing and refined design of the sanctuary, gives a knowledge into the city's imperial past.

As opposed to the complicatedly cut outside, the insides are very straightforward with a lovely Shiva Linga in the garbha graha. There are six compartments in the sanctuary, to be specific corridor, transept, colonnade, sanctum, vestibule and mobile. The design of the Kandariya Mahadev Temple is very novel. You can see stunning statues and outlines of apsaras, dikpalas and surasundari here. The delightfully etched roofs and the external dividers with three even boards highlighting gods of the Hindu pantheon outline the unceasing magnificence of Khajuraho.

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Location:
Khajuraho
Madhya Pradesh, India
Best time to visit Khajuraho: 
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Ticket / Cost / Expenses
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Time people usually spend here:
1 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
24.8531000°N, 79.9194000°E
Distance from Khajuraho city center to Kandariya Mahadev Temple
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Opening and Closing Timings:

Monday: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Tuesday: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Wednesday: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Thursday: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Friday: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sunday: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Read traveller's reviews about Kandariya Mahadev Temple..

Overall Rating:4.5

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  '5' out of 5
"This temple is dedicated to lord Shiva. In Kajuraho there is series of temples and this is one of them. You'll appreciate the architecture of all the temple. "
  '5' out of 5
"This temple is located right adjoining to Lakshmana temple almost similar, little elevated and great view! This is without any doubt the prime attraction of the group of temples. The carvings are pretty intricate and are much more detailed than other temples around!"
  '4' out of 5
"Brajam kanbariya "
  '5' out of 5
"what an awesome place .. if you are spiritual then you must see this place .."
  '4' out of 5
"Very good place"

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