Matangeshwara TempleCurrently Closed
- Address: Rajnagar Road, Sevagram, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India
- Timings: 05:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids
This temple is a dedication to Lord Shiva and is considered to be the holiest amongst the whole group of temples of the Khajuraho Temples in the Chattarpur district of Madhya Pradesh. This is not inside the fencing of the complex but is a part only. It is kept outside the group of ancient temples as this is still a place where regular rituals are performed and there are priests for regular prayers.
The outer appearance of the temple is certainly nothing more than the remnants of a 1st or 2nd century symbol of culture, luxury, and magnificence, but the inside is still very well preserved. This is proved mainly when you see the beautifully polished deity of Lord Shiva which is around 8 feet tall and is in the form of a yellow sandstone stone Shivalinga.
This temple is also known as the Mrityunjaya Mahadeo temple. ‘Mrityunjaya’ means one who has conquered death. This is a very popular incarnation of Lord Shiva. This is one of the earliest temples built in Khajuraho. It is now protected by the Archeological Survey of India. What makes this temple different from the other beautifully designed temples is the fact that this temple is plain inside- out and not at all designed or carved. Only feature of this temple worth admiring is the lovely ceiling which is made of overlapping concentric courses. This temple is just beside the Lakshmana Temple.
- The best time to visit the temple is during the morning and evening aarti sessions.
- The main festival celebrated here is Shivratri.
- Footwear is not allowed inside the temple.
- The nearest airport is the Town Airport.
- The nearest railway station is the Mahoba Junction.
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91.02% of people who visit Khajuraho include Matangeshwara Temple in their plan
91.77% of people start their Matangeshwara Temple visit around 4 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Matangeshwara Temple
70.97% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Matangeshwara Temple
People normally also visit Brahma Temple while planning their trip to Matangeshwara Temple.
"Matangeshwar temple is a ninth century temple and a famous temple in Madhya Pradesh. Chandra Dev of the Chandela dynasty built the temple. The king was a devotee of lord Shiva. Lord Shiva is considered as the venerated sage Matang and that's how the name of the Shiva Lingam was Matangeswarar."
The great Historical Temple of Matangeswar Shiva in Khajuraho... Amazing....
Great and beautiful temple of Lord Shiva . Matangeshwar Temple is ninth century temple and famous temple in Madhya Pradesh . Chandra Deo of Chandhela dynasty built the temple . The king was a devotee of Lord Shiva . The hight of lingam is near about 8 feet . During Mahashivratri there is large crowd of devotees . Morning and evening aarati hours are good time to visit this temple . The Matangeshwara is one of the holiest temple of Khajuraho .
Great time spent there.
Nice hindu temple...The Matangeshvara temple is a Shiva temple in the Khajuraho town of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is located among the Western group of temples. Among the Chandela-era monuments of Khajuraho, it is the only Hindu temple that is still actively used for worship The Archaeological Survey of India assigns the Matangeshvara temple to 900-925 CE, because it has a plain design unlike the later temples of Khajuraho However, scholar Rana P. B. Singh assigned it to approximately 1000 CE. The temple has been classified as a Monument of National Importance by the ASI. According to a mythological account, a sage named Matanga manifested in form of a lingam, and controlled the god of love. His hermitages were located at Khajuraho, Kedarnath, Varanasi and Gaya. These are now the sites of four Matangeshvara temples. Another account states that the temple is named after an aspect of Shiva who controlled the god of love.