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.
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
re the son would become the King and build numerous temples. The child, Chandravarman, later became the King and true to his father's words built many shrines of architectural wonder. He was the head of the Chandela clan. His successors of the clan continued to build beautiful temples at Khajuraho. After fall of Chandella dynasty, Khajuraho Temples suffered destruction by foreign invaders which forced local people to leave the area. From about 13th century to 18th century, Khajuraho temples remained in obscurity until it was re-discovered by British engineer T. S. Burt
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
ith their consorts, Varaha carrying Bhumidevi along with numerous female figures and carvings of the couples depicting every mood of love.
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)
Devotees are advised to wear clean and conservative attire.
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.
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.
The priests perform puja to the deities
During special occasions, the Devi is bathed using milk, water, honey, sandal, and flowers.
October - Navrathri, Durga Puja