Chitragupta Temple, Khajuraho
Chitragupta Temple, Khajuraho - Address, Ticket Price
Address: Rajnagar Road, Sevagram, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
Ticket Price: 300 INR
Time Required: 00:30 Mins
Timings: 05:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
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About Chitragupta Temple, Khajuraho
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.
Chitragupta Temple Information
- 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.
Chitragupta Temple Ticket Prices
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)
Chitragupta Temple Opening and Closing Hours
Light & Sound show timings are:
- English: 6:00PM
- Hindi: 7:40 PM
How To reach Chitragupta Temple by Public Transport
- The nearest airport is the Town Airport.
- The nearest railway station is the Mahoba Junction.
Restaurants Near Chitragupta Temple
- Swiss Restaurant
- Spice Garden Restaurant
- Zaffron 1838
- New Punjab
- Safari Restaurant
- Italian Restaurant
- Pramod Restaurant
- Ganesh Restaurant
- Aggarwal Restaurant
- Great Temple Restaurant
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Chitragupta Temple, Khajuraho Reviews
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.
The only sun temple in this area. Great sculptures.
Beautiful place, sign of architecture of indian heritage.
Impressive Stone carvings on the outside and inside of the temple