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The Western Group of Temples
Kandaria Mahadev - The largest and the most typical contains about 900 status, dedicated to lord Shiva. It sours to a height of 31 meters.The sanctum enshrines a lingum while the main shrine consists of gods and goddesses with apsaras in elaborate detail. The entrance arch, the massive pillars, portico, main hall are adorned with exquisite carvings. Besides the main sikhara tower, there are 84 smaller subsidiary tower.
The Laksman Temple - is the best preserved of the temples with carving all around .The sanctum doorway has a panel of incarnations of Lord Vishnu. There is also a panel of the 9 planets. There are carvings of Krishna on the walls. The pancha-rath sanctum has a three-headed, four armed form of Lord Vishnu surrounded by 10 different incarnations.
The Chitragupta Temple - Dedicated to the sun-god Surya , the temple of the early 11th century faces east ward to the rising sun. The inner sanctum boast of an impressive image of the deity - the majestic sun god looming 5 feet high and driving a chariot.
The Eastern Group of Temples
The Eastern group mainly consists of Jain temples. Ther are three Jain temples within an enclosure wall.
The Parsvanath Temples built in the mid 10th century is the largest .There are many beautiful Vaishnava Deities carved on the walls of the temples. The temple was originally dedicated to Adinath but the image of Parsvanath was placed in the sanctum in 1860.
The Santinath Temple with a 4.5m statue of Adinath, is the main place of worship.The inscriptions dates back to 1027AD.
The three Hindu temples in the group are the Brahma Temple, which has a four -faced lingum, The Vamana Temple embellished with images of apsaras at their alluring best,and the Javari Temple with a variety of sensuous attitudes mischievous ,sensuous and provocative, giving credibility to Khajuraho's eroticism.
The Southern Group of Temples
The southern group lies 5kms from Khajuraho village.
The Chaturbhuj Temple has an excellent sanctum which contains a 2.7metre and four armed Dakshina-Murti image of lord Shiva. The
Duladeo temple was the last Chandela temple in Khajuraho.
How to Reach Khajuraho
By Air - A daily Boeing 737 service links Khajuraho with Delhi, Agra, Varanasi and Kathmandu.
By Rail - The nearest railway station are Mahoba (64 km), Harpalpur (94 km). Jhansi (175 km) and Satna (117 km), and are convenient for visitors from any places in India.
By Road - Khajuraho is connected by regular bus services with major cities like Mahoba, Harpalpur, Satna, Jhansi, Gwalior, Agra, Jabalpur and Bhopal.
Accommodation in Khajuraho