Viswanath Temple in Khajuraho

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this temple is an example pf architectural brilliance.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this temple is an example pf architectural brilliance. | Photo credit: Marcin Bia?ek/Wikimediacommons

Viswanath Temple Overview

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Viswanath Temple is one of the architectural marvels of the Khajuraho Temple Complex - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built by the Chandela king Dhanga in AD 999, the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

The temple comprises an entrance porch, sanctum, mandapa, maha-mandapa and vestibule. The sanctum is enclosed by an ambulatory flanked with transepts. There are three meticulously sculptured bands of equal sizes carved on the temple wall, which add to the overall appeal of this shrine.

The images on the basement showcase the carvings of Virabhadra (a mythical being created by the wrath of God Shiva), Lord Ganesha and seven Mothers (a group of Hindu Goddesses). It is also famed for featuring the most proportionate sculptures of sura-sundaris and couples in erotic poses.

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Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh