Tuesday, 11 December 2012

KANDARIYA MAHADEVA TEMPLE-MADHYA PRADESH

Kandariya Mahadeva - Khajuraho
Outer View

About Kandariya Mahadeva

Kandariya Mahadeva Temple is located at Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh.

Kandariya Mahadeva Temple in terms of its style and composition, the Vishwanath Temple built in the early 11th century by King Dhanga is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Vishwanatha Temple has some ancient sculptural details and within the shrine is an exquisite marble Shivalinga as well as a three-headed image of Brahma. The temple has impressive entrances with magnificent stone lions guarding its northern steps and royal masonry elephants taking care of the southern steps. The exteriors are also profusely carved.The women carved on the brackets inside and the charming apsaras outside add enormously to the beauty of the temple. However, it is the 6 ft high colossal image of Nandi , Lord Shiva's vehicle that is the most complete and expressive of all. To the southwest of the main shrines stands a small Parvati temple.

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Side View

Inner View

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