Dulhadev 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: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids, Architecture
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.
- 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.
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54.26% of people who visit Khajuraho include Dulhadev Temple in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
90.65% 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
Best and only temple to visit in the Southern group of Khajuraho. Somewhat smaller and less well maintained than the Western (Main) temples. Good carvings on the walls.
In eastern group of temples this is the only temple with a well maintained green lawn. A river flowing beside it makes it more beautiful. Mythology about Shiva and Parvati was married here is popular among local people. Most of the front part of this temple is ruined but a meticulous attempt to make this temple look good is really appreciable. Rear part is bit different than other temples of eastern group and sculpture and statues around temple especially in rear is in good condition and it's worth visiting here. Keep exploring.....Happy travelling....
Southern Temple Complex 's only temple in good condition. Must ride bicycle to it. You'll love the ride.
Located about 0.7 km from Jain Temple. The place is quiet and serene by the side of a rivulet. As this temple has recently been taken over by Archaeological Survey of India , maintenance and repair work is still going on but still tourists can visit this temple while visiting the Jain Temples of Khajuraho . This temple is around 900 years old. No worship happens here now. Agarden is being maintained by ASI and is well maintained. Right now entrance to this historic temple is free but in future after all repairs have been done, ASI can impose a nominal entrance fee. ,
Awesome piece of art work.. extremely awesome rock cravings