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Vishvanatha Temple

Country :IND

State :Madhya Pradesh

Locality/City/Village :Chhatarpur

Address :Rajnagar Rd, Sevagram, Khajuraho, Chhaturpur, Madhya Pradesh 471606, India

God :Shiva

Category :Famous temples

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Vishvanatha Temple

Vishvanatha Temple in Khgajuraho is a historic Hindu temple. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is located among the western group of Khajuraho Monuments. This ancient temple is basically a UNESCO World Heritage site. This is notable lod Shiva abode and thus named after the popular Lord Shiva’s name known as "Vishvanatha” which means- "Lord of the Universe". The Chandela king Dhanga established this illustrious Hindu Pilgrimage in 999 CE or 1002 CE. Its architectural style and the interior designs are way too similar to that of the older Lakshmana Temple and the newer built Kandariya Mahadeva Temple. The main temple premise features several different sculptures of various deities such as- Surasundaris (celestial maidens), couples making love, and mythical creatures. This Shiva temple represents the romance and love making styles at Khajuraho. The temple also has several niches with sculptures of the seven goddesses, Shiva's consort Parvati and dancing Ganesha idols.

Shrawan Maas and MahaShivratri are the festivals celebrated with a great pomp and devotion every year. People come not only from India but outside it to visit this sacred Shrine of Lord Shiva and to carry water from the holy well. Dev- Diwali and Prodosh Vrats are also commemorated inside the complex among the local devotees. Fairs have been organised and people often fast on the night of Shivratri and sing hymns and praises in the name of Lord Shiva. . People believe that on this holy day Lord Shiva was married to Parvati Maa.

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