Video In and Around Khajuraho Temples
Significance of the Temple
There are major groups of Khajuraho Temples. For the purpose of convenience, the village of Khajuraho has been divided into three directional areas in which are located the major groups of temples.
Western Group of Temples
The western group of Khajuraho temples is entirely Hindu, and constitute some of the finest examples of Chandela Art at its peak. The largest among these being the Kandhariya Mahadev, followed by a granite temple - Chaunsath Yogini. The Chitragupta Temple is dedicated to the Sun God, while the Vishwanath Temple sports a three-headed image of Brahma – the Creator of the Universe. The Lakshmana Temple is beautifully decorated, while the Devi Jagdambi Temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali. Other temples in the Western Group include the Varaha Temple with a nine-feet high boar-incarnation of Lord Vishnu, the Matangeshwara Temple with a eight-feet high lingam, and the Brahma Temple.
Eastern Group of TemplesThis particular group of Khajuraho temples comprises of mainly two historic Jain temples – the Adinath Temple which is lavishly embellished with sculpted figures, and the Parsvanath Temple which is regarded as one among the largest Jain temple which is sculpted with charming detail. Devotees can also visit other shrines such as the Vamana Temple with apsaras in sensuous poses, and the Javari Temple that has a richly-carved doorway.
Southern Group of Temples
The southern group has two impressive Khajuraho temples, mainly belonging to the 12th century – the Chaturbhuja Temple, with a massive, carved image of Vishnu, and the Duladeo Temple, one of the last temples of the Chandela era, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Symbolising a medieval legacy, the Khajuraho temples of India are very much are a perfect fusion of architectural and sculptural excellence, representing one of the finest examples of Indian art.
Time to VisitThe best time to visit the Khajuraho Temple is from September to March. Khajuraho Dance Festival is held every year from 25th February to 2nd March. Khajuraho Dance festival provides an exclusive and extravagant platform to showcase the Indian classical dance forms like Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Odisi, Kathakali, etc. For over 25 years now, the carved stones fill with life during the month of February.
Accomodation Facilities near the TempleRanging from budget to deluxe, hotels in Khajuraho offer good accommodation at your price.
|Nearby tourist places to Khajuraho Temples
Jass Trident, Hotel Chandela, 3 star hotel, Hotel Khajuraho Ashok, Usha Bundela & Kairali Ayurvedic Health Spa are worth mentioning. Being one of the most visited places in India there many shops which offer souvenirs at best prices. There are number of stalls in front of these temples that present an array of articles which are worth buying.
How to reach the Temple
- Through Airways - the airport is 5 kms from the city centre and is been well connected by domestic flights to and from Agra, Varanasi and Kathmandu.
- Through Railways- the Mahoba, Satna and Jhansi are the nearest railway stations. All of these are well connected to most of the major cities of India.
- Through Road - Khajuraho is connected by regular bus services with Mahoba, Harpalpur, Satna, Jhansi, Gwalior, Agra, Jabalpur and Bhopal. Khajuraho is 590 kms from Delhi via Gwalior and Jhansi.