Dulhadev Temple, Khajuraho

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  • Address: Rajnagar Road, Sevagram, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids, Architecture
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About Dulhadev Temple, Khajuraho

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
  • Rakas
  • Italian Restaurant
  • Pramod Restaurant
  • Ganesh Restaurant
  • Aggarwal Restaurant
  • OKO
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  • Great Temple Restaurant
  • Panna

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Dulhadev Temple, Khajuraho Reviews

  • 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

  • Great carving , beautiful temple and garden developed around the temmple premises .

  • Dulhadeo Temple located on the banks of the khurau Nala or khimsar River is one of the most beautiful shrines of the southern group of khajuraho village khajuraho.Temple is a hindu Temple dedicated to God Lord Shiva in the form of a Linga. Dulhadeo means Holy Bridegroom. Temple built in 1000-1150 by Chandela rulers.must visit with family and friends.

  • Beautiful sculpture of Lord Shiva and Parvati. These look very young in their teens as compared to much older faces in other temples. Just beautiful. Stones do speak here.

  • well maintained temple. clean and beautiful. there is a big lawn in temple

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