Kandariya Mahadev Temple, Khajuraho

4.8
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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  • The only ancient temple in Khajuraho where the deity is still worshiped. They say that the Shivling here grows by the size of a rice every year.  more »
  • we loved exploring all the temples. these didn't take long to explore; you'll need less than an hour here.  more »
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  • It's one of the temple of western group of temples in Khajuraho. Good place to visit to see the fine ancient architecture of India.
  • Well maintained. Must visit world Heritage.
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