Chitragupta Temple

Currently Open [Closes at 12:00 pm]
  • Address: Rajnagar Road, Sevagram, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India
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  • Timings: 05:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 300 INR
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids

Chitragupta is a Hindu God who is assigned with the work of keeping records of all the activities of human beings on Earth. He is the one who decides our destinies and whether we will go to heaven or hell after our death according to our good or bad deeds in life. He is one of the many children of Lord Brahma but has a unique identity as he is said to be the only one to be born directly from his body.

This temple in the Khajuraho temple complex is dedicated to Surya Devta or the Sun God. The beautiful architecture of the temple consists of one main temple hall called the Mahamandapa, an entrance porch and most importantly a huge chamber which houses a stunning idol of the Sun God. The figure of the God here is shown riding a chariot drawn by seven horses. There are other three similar statues on the beams of the temple.

One of the most striking features of the temple is the exclusive octagonal shape of the ceiling which is exquisitely carved. It is just amazing! On the walls are the patent Khajuraho sculptures depicting beauty in the form of voluptuous women and couples in love making poses. Another eye-catching figure is the eleven headed Lord Vishnu that increases the charm of the temple even more.

It is a fact that the more you spend time in this temple complex you will just not want to come back.

  • Do not miss out on the light and sound show. The voice over has been done by the famous Amitabh Bachhan in his deep voice. This transfers you to the ancient Chandela Era and is very educational also.
  • 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.

Ticket prices of the light & sound show are:

  • Rs. 75 for adults and Rs. 25 for children (Indians)
  • Rs. 300 for adults and Rs. 150 for children (Foreigners)

Light & Sound show timings are:

  • English: 6:00PM
  • Hindi: 7:40 PM

  • The nearest airport is the Town Airport.
  • The nearest railway station is the Mahoba Junction.

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  • Chitragupta Temple Address: Rajnagar Road, Sevagram, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India
  • Chitragupta Temple Timing: 05:00 am - 09:00 pm
  • Chitragupta Temple Price: 300 INR
  • Best time to visit Chitragupta Temple(preferred time): 06:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Chitragupta Temple: 00:30 Mins
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  • 91.86% of people who visit Khajuraho include Chitragupta Temple in their plan

  • 51.85% of people start their Chitragupta Temple visit around 06 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Chitragupta Temple

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

60% of people prefer walking in order to reach Chitragupta Temple

People normally club together Lakshmana Temple and Javari Temple while planning their visit to Chitragupta Temple.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • Nice Hindu temple....The Chitragupta temple is an 11th-century temple of Surya (sun god) in the Khajurahotown of Madhya Pradesh, India. Architecturally, it is very similar to the nearby Jagadambi temple. Based on the epigraphic evidence, the construction of the temple can be dated to 1020-1025 CE. It was probably consecrated on 23 February 1023 CE, on the occasion of Shivaratri. The temple has been classified as a Monument of National Importance by the Archaeological Survey of India.

  • This elegant 11th century temple is dedicated to Surya.

  • This Temple is located in western group of temples Village Khajuraho.Thiis temple dedicated to Lord Surya built in 11th century .The exterior walls of the temple are covered with erotic couple's.This temple is very nearby Jagdambi temple.This temple must visit with family and friends.

  • Old nice architecture.

  • Good place to visit with your other half

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