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Temples

Devi Jagadambi temple

Madhya Pradesh , Bhopal

A group of 25 shrines constitute the Devi Jagadambi temple of Khajuraho, dedicated to Goddess Parvathi. Many historians believe that the temple was most originally committed to Lord Vishnu, but later was dedicated to Goddess Parvati. The temple is located on the same plinth as Kandariya Mahadeva and was built by Chandela rulers in the 11th century.

Legend

The myth of the origin of Khajuraho temples revolves around Hemvati who was the beautiful daughter of Hemraj, the royal priest of Kashi. It is believed that the Moon God, taken in by her beauty, descended to earth in human form and ravished her. Hemvati, who was a child widow, threatened to curse the god for ruining her life. To make amends god promised that she would become the mother of a heroic son. He also asked her to go to to Khajujupura wh...View more

Architecture

Jagdambi Temple shares the same plinth as Kandariya temple to the south, but smaller in height. It is one of most beautifully decorated temples at Khajuraho, with numerous erotic carvings and sculptures adorning the shrine. Built in Nagara style, it has  only one set of balconies, only one Mandap and no inner Pradakshina. The Garbhagriha  has a huge image of the Goddess. There are images of Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva and Lord  Brahma ...View more

Darsan Info

Timings : There is an entrance fee to the western group of temples temple -Rs 10 for Indians and Rs 250 for foreigners.The ticket price for the light and sound show are- Rs. 75 for adults and Rs. 25 for children (Indians)/Rs. 300 for adults and Rs. 150 for children (Foreigners)

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Darsan Dresscode

Devotees are advised to wear clean and conservative attire.

Culture

Khajuraho is one of the most popular tourist spots in Madhya Pradesh. It is famous for its ancient temples that depict some of the finest art and architecture in the world.

Location and Contact

Sevagram, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh

By Air- Khajuraho Airport is the nearest airport. Taxi or jeep can be taken to the temple.

By Rail - Khajuraho railway station is connected to a few towns only. Mahoba is the nearest major railhead, 63 km away and is well connected to other parts of the country.

By Road - Khajuraho is well connected by road. Many private and state-owned buses run from Khajuraho to neighbouring cities.

Additional Info

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Temple Rituals

The priests perform puja to the deities

Regular Offerings

Not Available

Special Rituals

During special occasions, the Devi is bathed using milk, water, honey, sandal, and flowers.

Famous Festival

October - Navrathri, Durga Puja

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