Dulhadev Temple

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  • 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

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  • Spice Garden Restaurant
  • Zaffron 1838
  • New Punjab
  • Safari Restaurant
  • Rakas
  • Italian Restaurant
  • Pramod Restaurant
  • Ganesh Restaurant
  • Aggarwal Restaurant
  • OKO
  • 24*7
  • Great Temple Restaurant
  • Panna

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  • Dulhadev Temple Address: Rajnagar Road, Sevagram, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India
  • Dulhadev Temple Timing: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Dulhadev Temple Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Dulhadev Temple(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Dulhadev Temple: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Dulhadev Temple

  • 95% of people who visit Khajuraho include Dulhadev Temple in their plan

  • 74.23% of people start their Dulhadev Temple visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Dulhadev Temple

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95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Dulhadev Temple

People normally club together Chaturbhuj Temple and Parshwanath Temple while planning their visit to Dulhadev Temple.

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Dulhadev Temple, Khajuraho Reviews

  • 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.

  • A stunning marvel representative if brilliance in Architecture, stone craftsmanship, scupting, attention to detail and subtle eroticity depicted in the most graceful manner.

  • This temple is a bit far from the rest of temples but its one of best ones in khajuraho.. The sculptures here are really beautiful and the lawns are well maintained.. Do not miss this temple

  • The Duladeo Temple (Devanagri: दुलादेव मंदिर) 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.[1][2] 'Dulodeo' means "Holy Bridegroom".[3] The temple is also known as "Kunwar Math".[1] The temple faces east and is dated to 1000–1150 AD.[1] It is the last of the temples built during the Chandela period. The temple is laid in the seven chariot plan (saptarata).[4] 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. Duladeo Temple is one of the 22 temples to the Hindu god Shiva, which are among the 87 temples that were created by the Chandela rulers of Central India. The peak period of building activity was from 950-1050 AD in the small village of Khajuraho.[9] The temples belong to the traditional religions of Hinduism and Jainism. They are identified under three groups or three zones - the western zone, the eastern zone and the southern zone. Ibn Batuta, the Moroccan traveller had attested to the existence of these temples even in 1335. The temples in the southern group are the Duladeo and Chaturbhujs. All the extant temples were inscribed in 1986 under the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites under Criterion III for its artistic creation and under Criterion V for the culture of the Chandellas that was popular till the country was invaded by Muslims in 1202.[10] It is also said that Madanaverman (1128–1165) of the Chandela dynasty built this temple during his reign.[11] The sculptures in the temple have strong identity with those found among the remnants of a temple in Jamsor near Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh. From this similarity it has been inferred that the sculpturing at both locations were the handiwork of the same sculptors and further that they were created during the period from 1060-1100, during the reign of Kirttivarman.[12] However, Archaeological Survey of India has inferred the period of temple building activity in Khajuraho from 950 to 1150 AD based on palaeography and the architectural style.[1] From the name Vasala inscribed at a number of locations in the temple, it is inferred that the name is of the chief sculptor who created the sculptures.

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