India

Khajuraho – Nandi Temple

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Directly opposite the Vishvanatha Temple, facing each other and sharing the same plinth, is the small open Nandi Temple. Housed within is a beautifully carved statue of the bull Nandi, Shiva’s vehicle.

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The colossal Nandi statue, 2.2m long and 1.8m high, is set within an open square pavilion resting on twelve pillars. Note how the Nandi Statue and the lingam in the Vishvanatha Temple are in perfect alignment.

The exterior of the temple has some nice carved images on the temple walls, and some finely carved elephant and lion statues on either side of the two sets of stairs leading up to the shared platform.

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Group Khajuraho Monuments
Western Lakshmana Varaha Kandariya Mahadeva Mahadeva Shrine ♦ Jagadambi Chitragupta Parvati Vishvanatha Nandi Pratapeshwar Bhairava Statue MatangeshvaraChausath YoginiLalguan Mahadeva Chopra Tank
Eastern Hanuman  Brahma  Vamana  Javari  Ghantai  Adinatha  Parshvanatha  Shantinatha
Southern Duladeo  Chaturbhuj Bijamandal

 

 


 

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