Dulhadev TempleCurrently Closed
- Address: Rajnagar Road, Sevagram, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India
- Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids, Architecture
Dulhadev Temple - Review
The Dhuladeo Temple is a part of the southern chain of the group of Khajuraho Monuments. This is built in a sprawling garden, beautifully maintained by the Archeological Survey of India. The temple is said to have been built in the 11th century by some Chandela King.
Lord Shiva is depicted as a bridegroom here and thus the name ‘dulha’ turns into dhuladeo here. This was the last temple built in the whole group just on the banks of the Khodar River. This temple has a shape of a ‘saptadhara’ or a chariot driven by seven horses. Just like the other temple this also has three parts- the porch, the sanctum, and the inner hall. Being the last temple to be built and that tool after the peak time so it is not as gorgeous compared to the others in the group. The porch area is a combination of three small shikharas arranged in an ascending order.
There is a remnant of a huge structure of Lord Shiva in an attire of a bridegroom with his consort Parvati. Just like the other temples this also has many beautiful carvings of nymphs and other erotica along with many Hindu Gods, Goddesses and their consorts. The most attractive feature here is that the present day Shiva lingam inside the inner sanctum is surrounded with999 other shivalingams. This means that if you take one round it is equivalent to taking 1000 rounds of the lingam.
Dulhadev Temple Information
- 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.
- The main festival here is Shivratri.
Restaurants Near Dulhadev 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Dulhadev Temple
95% of people who visit Khajuraho include Dulhadev Temple in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
74.23% of people start their Dulhadev Temple visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Dulhadev Temple
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Dulhadev Temple
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Dulhadev Temple, Khajuraho Reviews
While most temples in Khajuraho are monuments, this continues to be functional for devotees . Ironically & sadly,it was the dirtiest. While the heritage properties were maintained, this was not .
The Duladeo Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, who is worshipped in the form of a shivalinga here. The temple is believed to be the youngest of the Khajuraho temples, and the last temple built during the reign of Chandela dynasty. Built between 1000 and 1150 AD, Duladeo Temple is not as ornate as the Khajuraho temples that were built earlier.
Nice Hindu temple....The Duladeo Temple is a Hindu temple in Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India. The temple is dedicated to the god Shiva in the form of a linga, which is deified in the sanctum. 'Dulodeo' means "Holy Bridegroom". The temple is also known as "Kunwar Math". The temple faces east and is dated to 1000–1150 AD. It is the last of the temples built during the Chandela period. The temple is laid in the seven chariot plan . The figurines carved in the temple have soft expressive features unlike other temples. The walls have a display of carved celestial dancers (apsara) in erotic postures and other figures.
This place was recommended by a local. Clean and calm, also well maintained. Beware of local vendors and also guides they don’t know proper information. I would strongly recommend to visit this place. It contains lots of shivlings. People say like a thousands. It’s well preserved and also a festival is organised once in year.
"Awesome place ,Well maintained, well managed, clean space."