The Western Group of Jain Temples at Khajuraho India.
These Temples which are known as the Western Group are actually located in two different parts of Khajuraho. The Main Western Group of Jain Temples entrance is located at the top end of the town so easy to walk along too. These fantastic temples are situated in really beautiful grounds which have lots of grassy areas, flowers, trees and shrubs. The temple site is open daily and has an admission
charge of 250 Rupees for non-Indians. Within the grounds there is a fairly small cafe where you can get cold drinks and simple snacks such as crisps.
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Lakshmana and Matangesvara Temples
some of Khajuraho's
Kandariya Mahadeva Temple
Khajuraho - Kandariya Mahadeva Temple
Khajuraho, India - Chitragupta Temple
Khajuraho Temple Sculptures - photos of the sculptures to be seen on various Jain Temples at Khajuraho, India. Some of the carvings and sculptures depict quite explicit and erotic scenes but just as many are actually more about the way of life at the time.
Jain Temples - sculptures
Khajuraho Jain Temples - sculptures
Carving on one of Khajuraho's Jain Temples
Temples - sculptures
Another part of The Western Group of Khajuraho Temples which are outside of the Town. Located out in the countryside - you can walk to these
temples - it's around 2 kilometres across the fields. Facing the main temple group area at the junction at the top of the town go left passing the Lake. The path shown on maps and
guide books going off to the right alongside Shivsagar Lake is closed. You have to walk on down the road and take the first small road on the right - this winds through houses and then heads back to far side of the lake where it rejoins the
path. The first temple (Chausath Yogini) is not too far ahead and obvious to find but the second temple (Lalguan Mahadev) is a bit harder. Possibly a
young lad from the village will turn up and offer to take you - this is a good idea since the path is far from obvious - he will be quite happy with 50 or 60 rupees.
Chausath Yogini Temple
Lalguan Mahadev Temple
Varaha Temple Boar
These Western Group Jain temples are known for their sculptures and decorations. There are also a variety of statues of Lions and other animals - "chatting up beautiful women". They are meant to be guarding the temple entrances.
Below are even more pictures of the beautiful temples and other structures and statues to see whilst visiting the Western Temple Group at Khajuraho:
Beautifully laid out
area at Khajuraho
Vishvanatha Temple, Khajuraho
Nandi Bull - Khajuraho
Gardens and Temples
The temples just keep coming at Khajuraho
Scupltures on the Khajuraho Jain Temples
buildings at Khajuraho
Sculptures on the Jain temples at Khajuraho
Inside a Jain Temple
Jain Temple sculptures.
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