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Lakshmana temple

Madhya Pradesh ,

One of the earliest temples in Khajuraho, the Lakshmana temple is dedicated to Vaikunta Vishnu. It is also one of the most exquisitely decorated, covered almost completely with images of over 600 gods in the Hinduism. The temple was built between 930-950 AD by the King  Yasovarman of the  Chandela Dynasty. It is believed that Yashovarman took the idol from the Pratihara, overlord of the region. Some studies indicate that the current idol, while indeed a form of Vaikuntha, is not in fact the original image which Yashovarman took from the Pratihara ruler.


The folklore of the origin of Khajuraho 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 Moon god promised that she would become the mother of a valiant son. He also asked her to go to to Khajujupura ...View more


The Lakshmana Temple is an excellent example of Nagara style Hindu temple architecture. It is a magnificent structure and  an architectural marvel. The entire temple complex stands on a high platform. It has entrance porch (ardh-mandapa), Mandapa, Maha-Mandapa, Antarala and Garbhagriha. The main shrine of the temple, is flanked by four smaller shrines at the corners of the temple platform. Main image is of tri-headed & four-armed sculptu...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.


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

Rajnagar Rd, Sevagram, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh

+91 84474 02972

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.

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Temple Rituals

Puja is performed in the temple.

Regular Offerings

Not Available

Special Rituals

The  tourism department presents a  light and sound show in the garden of the western group of temples every evening at 19:30.

Famous Festival

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