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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the popular religious sites in Khajuraho?

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Answer: Your chance to unite with the divine is never just a dream at Khajuraho. With temples dating back more than a 1000 years, the ancient traditions and beliefs are preserved in all their former glory, granting each generation a chance to be a part of the religious customs and history of India. Experience the calm tranquility and comfort of religion at the following temples in Khajuraho:



  • Western group of temples

    The western group of temples comprises of some of the most famous temples in Khajuraho. The temples are primarily Hindu and showcase examples of Chandela art in its glory.
    You could start with the beautiful
    Lakshmana temple, with typical medieval Indian architecture, the temple is made of sandstone. The most interesting attribute of the temple is the sanctum is in the form of a chariot also referred to as the Pancharatha. With over 600 Hindu God residing in the temple, the temple is one of the most visited sites. The splendid carvings are in the southernmost corner of the temple.
    Another famous temple is the
    Kandariya Mahadeva. The largest temple in the city, it is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is decorated with grand sculptures on the outside of the temple.
    Some of the other temples are the
    Chitragupta Temple, dedicated to the Sun God whilst the spectacular Vishwanath Temple sports a three headed image of Lord Brahma.

  • Eastern group of temples

    Consisting of some of the most popular temples, the eastern group comprises of two important Jain temples including the largest temple, Parsvanath Temple. With interesting legends surrounding this side of Khajuraho, you are in for an enriching journey.
    You must visit the Brahma temple, dedicated to
    Lord Vishnu, it is one of the most beautiful structures. Shrouded in mystery, the temple was initially associated Lord Brahma because of a four faced Shivalinga. Strikingly different than the other temples in the western side, the temple is plainly built and is made of granite along with a sandstone spire. Situated on the banks of Khajursagar, you are in for a splendid and breathtaking sight.


  • Southern group of temples

    The southern group of temples in Khajuraho give you an opportunity to explore and discover supreme beauty amongst perfection. The Duladeo temple is one of the recently built temples in Khajuraho. The temple boasts of splendid images of maidens in various graceful postures. Another temple in the Southern part of Khajuraho is the Chaturbhuja temple with an imposing figure of Lord Vishnu. The southern part comprises of only two temples and you can visit this side peacefully with ample time in your kitty to explore more places.


Come to Khajuraho for the chance to experience the almighty and you're sure to go back with the feeling of a beautiful epiphany!


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