Duladeo Temple

Country: India

State : Madhya Pradesh

Locality/City/Village: Chhatarpur

Address :Sevagram, Khajuraho, Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh 471606, India

God : Shiva

Category : Famous temples

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Duladeo Temple

Duladeo Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is positioned on the bank of the Khodar River. This ancient Shiva Abode is in the southern group of the Khajuraho Group of temples, close to Khajuraho village. The temple is also very near to the Jain enclosure. The presiding deity inside the main sanctum- sanctorum is in the form of a linga. 'Dulodeo' basically derived from- "Holy Bridegroom" and is also famouas as "Kunwar Math". This historic Hindu Temple was established in 1130 (in between- 1000–1150 AD) and is among the last pilgrimage to be constructed at Khajuraho by the Chandela Empires. The main temple premise has seven chariot plan (saptarata) and the sculptures carved in the temple have demonstrative features. The interior walls have portrayed the figures of celestial Apsara in erotic postures.

MahaShivratri is a Hindu Festival which is popular as-"The Great Night of Shiva". It is a propitious festival largely celebrated in this holy pilgrimage. This famous Shiva festival is commemorated on the new moon day in the month of ‘Maagha’ according to the Hindu calendar in this famous temple. This auspicious day is celebrated to worship Lord Shiva, who is an important God in the Hinduism. The most striking and the attractive feature of this festival is the active participation of the Naga Bavas.

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