Kandariya Mahadeva Temple, Madhya Pradesh

Kandariya Mahadeva Temple is one of the best examples when it comes to showcasing the beauty of medieval time’s temples and architecture. This temple is located in the Chhatarpur district, in Khajuraho, in the state of Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the largest Hindu temples existing to date which showcases the architectural styles of the medieval period where you can see the paintings and sculptures carved into the walls of the temple.

It is one of the greatest examples of the Chandela period and its architectural style. Since Khajuraho was the capital for the Chandela dynasty, the Kandariya Mahadeva Temple was built by the rulers of the Chandela dynasty. This temple is being reserved by the Indian government along with UNESCO as it is one of the oldest and largest temples in India. Even though many idols of gods and goddesses are present in the temple, Lord Shiva is considered as the chief deity of the temple.

Chhatarpur is also known for being home to multiple historic monuments and the name of the district in Madhya Pradesh is also famous in the books of Indian History. Over the years, the State Government and the district government has been preserving these monuments with care and many tourists who love history definitely include this place in their itinerary during their visit to Madhya Pradesh. The Kandariya Mahadeva Temple is an astounding one and it has a great history & heritage which backs it brilliantly as a highly famous tourist spot of attraction.


Khajuraho Kandariya Mahadeva Temple open at 06:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Entry Fees

35 INR per Indians (Including SAARC & BIMSTEC Tourists) and 550 INR per Foreigners and Childs up to 15 years is free of cost.


Kandariya Mahadeva is one of the Temple in Khajuraho Group of Monuments

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