Khajuraho Vishvanatha Temple History, Timings, Darshan
This temple was built by the King Dhanga in the 11th Century AD. This temple is dedicated to Lord Siva and is located between Lakshmana and Kandariya Temple. This temple falls under Western Group of temples and is part of UNESCO Heritage sites. Temple was built in Nagara style using Sandstone.
The Sanctum Sanctorum has the shrines of Lord Brahma, Lord Shiva and Parvati. Huge Nandi statue which is 6 ft is located right opposite to the temple. Images of Elephants were carved on the Southern gate and Lion on the Northern gate. From the inscriptions, it is known that there supposed to be 80 temples but it is 25 now. The temple measures 87 ft x 46 ft.
From the inscriptions, it is known that King Dhangadeva installed two Lingas which is Stone and Emerald. Emerald Linga is missing in the temple.
Khajuraho Vishvanatha Temple Timings
Sunrise to Sunset. Not allowed 30 mins before Sunset.
Ticket Entry fees
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|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)
|Children (under 15 years)||Free||All|
Major Festivals Celebrated
Makar Sankranti in January
Maha Sivaratri in Feb/ Mar.
Holi in March
Baisakhi in Apr
Khajuraho Dance Festival
Festival Dates: 25Feb – 3 Mar.
Celebrated every year.
Artists perrform Kathak, Kuchipudi, Odissi, Kathakali, Bharatnatyam and Manipuri.
Venue: Chitragupt Temple and Vishvanath Temple.
How to reach Khajuraho Vishvanatha Temple?
- The nearest airport is at Khajuraho which is 5.3 Km away.
- The nearest railway station is at Khajuraho which is 10 Km away.
- Taxis are available from the railway station and Airport to Temple complex.
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