Chaunsat Yogini Temple, Khajuraho

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The Chausath Yogini temple is a ruined Devi temple in the Khajuraho town of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is the oldest surviving temple at Khajuraho. Unlike the Chausath Yogini temples at other places, it has a rectangular plan.
The construction of the Chausath Yogini temple can be dated to approximately 885 CE. It is the earliest extant temple at the Chandela capital Khajuraho. The temple has been classified as a Monument of National Importance by the Archaeological Survey of India.
Ruins of Yogini temples have also been found at other places in and around the territory formerly ruled by the Chandelas or their feudatories, including Badoh, Bhedaghat Dudahi, Lokhari, Hinglajgarh, Mitaoli, Naresar, and Rikhiyan. This suggests that the cult of the Yoginis was well-established in the Chandela territory. The Chausath Yogini temples are connected to the Kapalika and Kaula sects.
The temple is located among the Western group of temples on a 5.4 m high platform. It has a rectangular plan measuring 31.4 m x 18.3 m. Fourteen other historic Chausath Yogini temples have been discovered throughout India: the Khajuraho temple is the only one with a rectangular plan, all others have a circular plan.
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  • After eating at badri seth's we went across the lake towards the backside and there was this temple. ofcourse ruins of it. there were apparently 64 little places of worship thats why the name. very op...  more »
  • A very strange place, completely unlike the rest of the temples. Fenced with barbed wire, we came early in the morning, the minister was not yet, had to climb over to come in. The energy did not like it, it is hard here, although one of the locals said that the locals here meditate. In general, you can come here on a tuk-tuk in 5 minutes from the center, but it can hardly be called must see in Cajuraho.
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  • Ruins only. Not so far from Western Group. Must visit the first because the Temple's main group are most spectacular.
  • If you have free you can visit this temple. But there only few small temples remain
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