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.
Tourist Attractions in Khajuraho
Western Group of Temple:
Kandariya Mahadeo :
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 shrine.
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
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
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 :
to Shiva, the apsara and ornamented figures are the temple's most
Chaturbhuj Temple :
This temple has a massive, intricately-carved image of Vishnu in the
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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