Dulhadev Temple, Khajuraho

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The Duladeo Temple is a Hindu temple in Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India. The temple is dedicated to the god Shiva in the form of a linga, which is deified in the sanctum. 'Dulodeo' means "Holy Bridegroom". The temple is also known as "Kunwar Math". The temple faces east and is dated to 1000–1150 AD. It is the last of the temples built during the Chandela period. The temple is laid in the seven chariot plan . The figurines carved in the temple have soft expressive features unlike other temples. The walls have a display of carved celestial dancers in erotic postures and other figures.
The temple is located on the bank of the Khodar River in the southern group of the Khajuraho Group of temples in Khajuraho village in an area spread over 6km. It is away from the Khajuraho village close to the Jain enclosure. The approach road is rough.
Duladeo Temple is one of the 22 temples to the Hindu god Shiva, which are among the 87 temples that were created by the Chandela rulers of Central India. The peak period of building activity was from 950-1050 AD in the small village of Khajuraho. The temples belong to the traditional religions of Hinduism and Jainism. They are identified under three groups or three zones - the western zone, the eastern zone and the southern zone. Ibn Batuta, the Moroccan traveller had attested to the existence of these temples even in 1335. The temples in the southern group are the Duladeo and Chaturbhujs. All the extant temples were inscribed in 1986 under the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites under Criterion III for its artistic creation and under Criterion V for the culture of the Chandellas that was popular till the country was invaded by Muslims in 1202. It is also said that Madanaverman (1128–1165) of the Chandela dynasty built this temple during his reign.
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  • Dulhadev Temple is located Near Khuddar Stream, Khajuraho. architecture of this temple is beautiful dedicated to dulhadev. peaceful temple.  more »
  • It's around 1km from eastern group of temples and 2.5 km around western group temples. A shiv ling inside this temple which have 1000 lines which is called 1000 shivling in one. This temple is not...  more »

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