Khajuraho Kandariya Mahadeva Temple

Khajuraho Kandariya Mahadeva Temple

Khajuraho Kandariya Mahadeva Temple History, Timings, Route Info

This temple is dedicated to Lord Siva. From the inscriptions, it is known that this temple was built by the King Ganda during 1025 – 1050 AD. This temple falls under Western Group which is a UNESCO world heritage. This is the largest temple of all temples in the complex with 31 mt tall Garbha Griha. The temple structure looks like a Huge Siva Linga. Temple consists of Ardha Mandapam, Maha Mandapam, Antarala and Garbha Griha. The Idols of four-armed Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu are seen in Garbha Griha.


Temple Timings

Sunrise to Sunset. Not allowed 30 mins before Sunset.

Museum Timings: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


Entry fees

Entry for Ticket Cost details
Adult Rs.30 Indian
Adult (SAARC Countries and BIMSTEC Countries Rs.30 SAARC Countries( Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Maldives and Afghanistan).


BIMSTEC Countries (Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Myanmar)

Adult Rs.500 Foreigner
Children (under 15 years) Free All
Video Camera Rs.25

One must carry Valid Photo ID proof as it is mandatory.


Major Festivals Celebrated

Makar Sankranti in January

Maha Sivaratri in Feb/ Mar.

Holi in March

Baisakhi in Apr



How to reach Khajuraho Temple?

By Air

  1. The nearest airport is at Khajuraho which is 5.3 Km away.

By Train

  1. The nearest railway station is at Khajuraho which is 10 Km away.

By Road

  1. Taxis are available from Railway station and Airport to Temple complex.


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