Chausath Yogini Temple, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh

The Chausath Yogini temple is located in Khajuraho of Chhatarpur district, in the Indian state Madhya Pradesh. This temple was built by the Chandela dynasty in the yeat 885 CE. This temple is considered as one of the first temple built by the Chandelya dynasty as it was built in the capital of the regime, Khajuraho. As the temple was built in the capital of the Chandela dynasty the architecture style of the temple is also known as Khajuraho style.

The Chausath Yogini temple was built for Goddess Durga and her 64 Yoginis. The word Yogini refers to a female attendant of a Goddess, therefore this temple was named after the 64 female attendants. Although the temple is in ruins now and there are not sculptures present in the temple, the scriptures of the walls are still present. Though the temple is not accessible due to the fragile structure and the state of the temple, there are few relics that were shifted to the Museum of Khajuraho along with some sculptures.

Therefore, the history of this temple has been preserved in one form or the other in the museum. Some sculptures which were present in the temple were of other gods and goddesses; sine the temple was named as a ruined temple, these sculptures were later shifted to the Khajuraho Museum. Similar temples with similar architecture structure of the Chausath Yogini temple are present across the state in various towns and cities. One of the most famous Chausath Yogini temples which is being visited by devotees is located in Bhadaghat, Jabalpur.

Timings

Khajuraho Chausath Yogini Temple open at 06:00 AM to 05:30 PM

Entry Fees

30 INR (Indians), 500 INR (Others), Childs up to 15 years free - (NOTE : It is one of Monuments in Khajuraho Group of Monuments)

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