Parsvanath Temple in Khajuraho

Parsvanath Temple Overview

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Parsvanath Temple is known as the biggest and the most beautiful Jain temple in the whole complex. Tourists visit this temple in huge numbers, to witness the architectural and artistic brilliance of craftsmen of the Chandela period.

Inside the temple, there is a sanctum with a throne, which faces a bull (emblem of the first Tirthankara and the founder of Jainism - Adinath). It is believed that originally the main deity of the temple was Lord Adinath. However, later in the year 1860, a statue of Lord Parsvanath (23rd Jain Tirthankara) was installed here and since then, it is known as the Parsvanath Temple.

The main highlight of this shrine are the carvings on the outer wall, which are perhaps the finest in the Eastern Group of Khajuraho Temples. These fine carvings showcase everyday life activities, which signify artist’s deep understanding of various facets of life - big or small.

  • Opening Closing Time 05:00 am - 12:00 pm
    04:00 pm - 09:00 pm
    Open all days

  • Photo Opp

    The beauty of this meticulously designed temple is worth capturing in your camera. Be it the grand sculptures or intricate carvings on the temple walls, there is plenty to make your photography experience truly delightful.
  • Entrance Fee Free Entry

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Khajuraho, Chhatarpur, 471606, Madhya Pradesh