Parvati Temple, Khajuraho

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Parvati Temple
Parvati Temple at Khajuraho
Parvati Temple at Khajuraho
Parvati Temple is located in Madhya Pradesh
Parvati Temple
Parvati Temple
Location in Madhya Pradesh
Coordinates: 24°51′11.4″N 79°55′19″E / 24.853167°N 79.92194°E / 24.853167; 79.92194Coordinates: 24°51′11.4″N 79°55′19″E / 24.853167°N 79.92194°E / 24.853167; 79.92194
Name
Proper name: Parvati Temple
Devanagari: पार्वती मंदिर
Location
Country: India
State: Madhya Pradesh
District: Chattarpur, Khajuraho[1]
Location: Khajuraho[1]
Architecture and culture
Primary deity: Parvati[1]
Number of temples: 1
History
Creator: Chandela Rulers

Parvati temple (Devanagari: पार्वती मंदिर) is dedicated to Goddess Parvati,[1] wife of Lord Shiva

This structure is one of the monument among Khajuraho Group of Monuments, a World Heritage Site in India.

Location[edit]

The temple is located in the Western Group of Temple Complex Khajuraho. Inside the temple complex, it is located south-west to Vishvanath Temple.[1]

Khajuraho is a small village in Chattarpur District of Madhya Pradesh, India.

Architecture[edit]

It has heavily restored small sanctum.[1] The porch is completely lost and of the sanctum only the plinth has survived.[1]

The arch above sanctum door depicts sculpture of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.[2] Also numerous erotic sculptures of couples can be seen on the front wall (on the side of sanctum door.[2]

The side and back walls do not have any sculptures.[3]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) - Parvati Temple". Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Retrieved 21 March 2012.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  2. ^ a b Image:Parvati Temple - Front View
  3. ^ Image:Parvati Temple - Back View from Chitragupta Temple

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