Kandariya Mahadev Temple, Khajuraho

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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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  • This is probably the biggest of all temples in western group of temples. Its an Epitome of our history. ASI and GOVT has done a great job to maintain this world heritage site. One should visit... 
    This is probably the biggest of all temples in western group of temples. Its an Epitome of our history. ASI and GOVT has done a great job to maintain this world heritage site. One should visit...  more »
  • Worth a visit for anyone. Magnificent temples with beautiful carvings. Can spend hours in the complex - also very peaceful. 
    Worth a visit for anyone. Magnificent temples with beautiful carvings. Can spend hours in the complex - also very peaceful.  more »
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  • Incredible, beautiful, lovely, heaven and amazing place. Great architecture, details and the best thing is Khajuraho temple is suitable for all type of ages from children to dot age.

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