Viswanath Temple, Khajuraho

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  • The Viswanath Temple is a temple dedicated to Shiva and is one of the more elaborately decorated of the temples in the archaeological complex. The roof of the temple is especially ornate with...  more »
  • The Vishwanath Temple ("Vishwanath" means "Lord of the Universe" and is one of the attributes of Shiva) belongs to the most precious group of Hindu temples in Khajuraho, those within the Western...  more »
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  • Western group temples, entrance @ 600rp for foreigner. Nice and clean maintain temple surround with green and flowers. Interesting story on each temple character. Sunset is a good time to visit as you can catch sun come down which really beautiful.
  • Better known as the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, this is one of the most famous Hindu temples in the world. Moreover, this is the holiest existing place for Hindus in the country. The Shivalingam worshipped here is said to be the oldest and holiest of all other Jyotiralingams. The temple is also known as the Golden Temple as the gopuram or upper facade is wrapped in gold sheets. This place of worship is also mentioned in the Mahabharata which has always made Varanasi the holiest place of worship for the Hindus in the world. The temple was built much later by a Maratha queen named Ahilyabai Holkar. This is also one of the most visited places on Earth.

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