Adinath TempleCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: Rajnagar Road, Sevagram, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India
- Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: 250 INR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids, Architecture
The Adinath Temple is a part of the Eastern Group of Khajuraho temples. It was built by the rulers of the Chandela Dynasty during the 11th century. Khajuraho was the capital of the Chandelas. These temples are the remaining examples of the Indo-Aryan style of architecture that was popular during the rule of the Chandelas. These temples dedicated to Hindu and Jain gods are mainly popular for the beautiful statues of couples in their private moments.
The main theme of the temples here is celebrating the various moods of a woman. Every temple is divided into three parts, the primary entrance, the main hall and the innermost chamber. According to geographical architecture these have three different sides, western, eastern, and southern.
The Adinath Temple is beautifully designed with gorgeous sculptures. It is dedicated to the Jain saint Adinath. The walls of this temple are decorated with the sculptures of the court musicians. Though the temple is nothing compared to its original appearance but all the renovation works have paved the way for a glorious ruin at least. Only the innermost hall and the porch have survived the attacks of time. The renovated temple has an arched lime stone entrance and sanctum. The construction is in the form of a ‘saptaratha’ and one single pillar which makes it more beautiful.
- The best time to visit is from October to March and avoid the extreme summers and then the monsoons.
- Photography is freely allowed inside.
- The annual dance shows are held during the last week of February every year.
- Citizens of India - Rs. 10/- per head.
- Others: US $ 5 or Indian Rs. 250/- per head.
- The nearest airport is the Town Airport.
- The nearest railway station is the Mahoba Junction.
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71.31% of people who visit Khajuraho include Adinath Temple in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
45% of people start their Adinath Temple visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Adinath Temple
78.95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Adinath Temple
Adinath temple is located beside parshawnath temple and also a little bit smaller.
The Adinath temple, dedicated to Jina Adinatha is smaller and simpler than the Parsvanatha temple and is located immediately to its north. It is a nirandhara temple of which only the sanctum and vestibule have survived. In the elegance of plan and design it resembles the Vamana temple. In fact, the only noteworthy difference between them lies in the decoration of the top row of the outer wall, which in the case of the Vamana shows diamonds in niches but represents here a spirited band of flying vidyadhara, also found on the Javari, Chaturbhuja and Duladeo temples. As its sikhara is not as squat and heavy as that of the Vamana but shows better proportions, it appears to be slightly more evolved and somewhat later in date than the Vamana. This is also attested by its sculptural style. This temple is girdled round by three bands of elegant sculptures including charming sura-sundaris. The principal niches of the outer facades contain images of Jaina yakshis. The roof of the vestibule deserves particulars notice for its elegant design and decoration. The temple is assignable to the late eleventh century A.D.
This temple located Eastern Group of Temples, Sevagram Khajuraho. Adinath temple is a Jain temple dedicated to the Jain tirthnkar Adinath.This temple built-in 1027 during the Chandela king Madanavarman.A UNESCO world heritage site.Must visit with family and friends.
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