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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

India : Madhya Pradesh : Khajuraho : What to see and Excursion - 6

Guys, do not miss to see the beautiful temples belonging to Eastern Group of Khajuraho.


The eastern group consists of Hindu temples and Jain temples.

Parsvanath Temple :

The temple of Parsvanath is the largest of the Jain temples of Khajuraho and the finest. The temple was originally dedicated to Adinath and later ot Parsvanath, it is the finest example of the sensitive art.

Adinath Temple :

Adjacent to the Parsvanath temple, the temple has fine carvings, very similar to Hindu temples of khajuraho.

Ghantal Temple :
This temple has fine columns an dchanins and bells, with a figure of Jin Goddess on a Garuda. It depicts 16 dreams of Mahavira's mother.

Shantinath Temple :
Shantinath is the youngest of all the temples at Khajuraho built a century ago. The temple has four and a half meter statue of Adinath.

Brahama Temple :

It is one of the oldest temples in Kharjuraho, built mostly of granite and sand stone. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma.

Vamana Temple :
This temple was named after the dwarf incarnation of Vishny. It is fairly secluded and stands out in a field all by itself and is notable for the relatively simple design of the Shikhar.

Javari Temple :
This temple dedicated to Vishnu is an excellent example of Khajuraho architecture on a small scale dating back to around 1000 A.D.


Only two temples features in this group.

Duladeo temple :

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, there are fine sculputes of apsaras on display here.

Chaturbhuj Temple :

The temple has a 3-meter high richy carved statue of Vishnu.

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