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There are few things in the world which are beyond compare and certain things that inspired human emotions to give an outlet to his spirtual and physical love. The erotic images of Khajuraho are the expressions of these human inner felling. Every facade-wall, window, pillar, and ceiling of Khajuraho is carved with figures of mythical and historical origins, and while many of these depict the innocent form of love on these walls. Forgotten and unvisited until the mid-1960s, Khajuraho is now, after the Taj , India's biggest single tourist attraction.

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Tourist Attractions in Khajuraho
Western Group of Temple:
Kandariya Mahadeo :
Western Group of Temple The largest, most typical Khajuraho temple, it soars 31 m high. Dedicated to shiva, the sanctum sanctorum enshrines a lingam. The main shrine is exquisitely carved and features, in delicate detail, gods, goddesses, celestial maidens and lovers. Particularly noteworthy are the entrance arch, the ceilings and pillars of the interior compartments.

Chaunsat Yogini :
The only granite temple and the earliest surviving shrine of the group (900 A.D.), it is dedicated to Kali. Only 35 of the orginal 65 shrines remain. Another Kali temple (originally dedicated to Vishnu) is the Devi Jagdambe Temple.

Chitragupta Temple :

A three- headed image of Brahma is enshrined in this temple. The approach is equally impressive, with lions flanking the northern and elephants the southern steps that lead up to it. A Nandi bull faces the Western Group of Templeshrine.

Lakshamana Temple :

The lintel over the entrance of this beautiful Vaishnavite temple shows the trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva with Lakshmi, Vishnu's idol of Vishnu's incarnations, Narasimha and Varaha. This boar incarnation also appears in a nine-feet high statue at the Varaha Temple. Set amidst pool and beautiful landscaped gardens, Lotus Temple is a lotus shaped architecture belonging to the Bahai faith. Completed in 1986, Lotus Temple is open to people belonging to all faiths of the world.

Matangeswara Temple :

Still a living place of worship, the temple is dedicated to shiva, has an eight feet high lingam, and is outside the precincts of the Western Group.
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Eastern Group of Temple:
Parsvanth Temple :
The group's largest Jain temple and exquisite in detail. The sculptures on the northern outer wall are particularly noteworthy . The themes depict, in charming detail, everyday activity. Within, a throne faces Eastern Group of Templethe bull emblem of the first tirhankara, Adinath. The Parsvanath image was installed in 1860.

Ghantai Temple :
This Jain temple has a frieze which depicts the 16 dreams of Mahavira's mother, and a jain goddess on a winged Garuda.

Adinath Temple :
Dedicated to the Jain saint, Adinath, the temple is lavishly embellished with sculpted figures, including yakshis.

The three Hindu temples of the group are the Brahma, containing a four faced lingam, the Vamana, which is adorned on its outer walls with carving of apsaras in a variety of sensuous attitudes; and the javari, with a richly-carved gateway and exterior sculptures.

Southern Group of Temple:
Duladeo Temple :
Southern Group of TempleDedicated to Shiva, the apsara and ornamented figures are the temple's most striking features.

Chaturbhuj Temple :
This temple has a massive, intricately-carved image of Vishnu in the sanctum.
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Shopping in Khajuraho

One can buy souvenirs and handicrafts made by the local artisans, at the shops of Khajuraho. One can pick up interesting souvenirs from the smaller stalls outside the temple gates. A weekly bazaar is held at Rajinagar on Tuesdays, located 5 km away from Khajuraho. The market is worth a visit to buy silver goods and brass ware.

How to Getting Khajuraho

How to Reach Khajuraho by Air: Khajuraho is linked directly with flights from Delhi, Varanasi and Agra.


How to Reach Khajuraho by Rail : The nearest railway stations are at Mahoba (63 kms) and Harpalpur (94 kms).

How to Reach Khajuraho by Road : Well connected with all major cities like Mahoba, Harpalpur, Satna, Jhansi, Gwalior, Bhopal and Agra.
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