Lakshmana Temple, Khajuraho India

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Lakshmana Temple
Lakshmana temple at Khajuraho
Lakshmana temple at Khajuraho
Lakshmana Temple is located in Madhya Pradesh
Lakshmana Temple
Lakshmana Temple
Location in Madhya Pradesh
Proper name Lakshmana Temple
Devanagari लक्ष्मण मंदिर
Coordinates 24°51′7.7″N 79°55′18.1″E / 24.852139°N 79.921694°E / 24.852139; 79.921694Coordinates: 24°51′7.7″N 79°55′18.1″E / 24.852139°N 79.921694°E / 24.852139; 79.921694
Country India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Chattarpur, Khajuraho[1]
Location Khajuraho[1]
Primary deity Vaikuntha Vishnu[1]
Number of temples 1 (+4 small temples on corners)
History and governance
Date built CIRCA 930-950 A.D.[1]
Creator Yashovarman,[1] (Chandella Ruler)

The Lakshmana Temple is a Hindu temple located in Khajuraho, India. Dedicated to Vaikuntha Vishnu - an aspect[disambiguation needed] of Vishnu.[1]


This temple is located in the Western Temple complex in Khajuraho.[1] Khajuraho is a small village in Chattarpur District of Madhya Pradesh, India


It is a Sandhara[1] Temple of the Panchayatana[1] Variety. The entire temple complex stands on a high platform (Jagati), as seen in image. The structure consists of all the elements of Hindu temple architecture. It has entrance porch[1] (ardh-mandapa), Mandapa,[1] Maha-Mandapa,[1] Antarala and Garbhagriha.

Unlike other temples in Khajuraho, its sanctum is Pancharatha on plan (top-view). Its sikhara is clustered with minor urushringas (refer images of temple top i.e. shikhara).

The wall portion is studded with balconied windows with ornate balustrades.

It has two rows of sculptures (refer images of temple's outer wall) including divine figures, couples and erotic scenes.

The sanctum doorway is of seven sakhas (vertical panels).[1] The central one being decorated with various incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The Lintel depicts goddess Lakshmi[1] in the centre flanked by Brahma and Vishnu. The sanctum contains four-armed sculpture of Vishnu.


Main Idol[edit]

Main image is of tri-headed & four-armed sculpture of Vaikuntha Vishnu.[1]

The central head is of human,[1] and two sides of boar[1] (depicting Varaha) and lion[1] (depicting Narshima).

Variety of kamasutra idol in india.lot of idols are collapsed.few only found and saved.

Outer Wall Sculpture[edit]

Sculptures inside temple[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) - Lakshmana Temple". Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Retrieved 21 March 2012.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)

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