Parshwanath Temple, KhajurahoCurrently Closed
- Address: Rajnagar Road, Sevagram, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India
- Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: 300 INR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Historical Site, Family And Kids
About Parshwanath Temple, Khajuraho
Khajuraho is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country that is famous for its temples and fantastic architectures. The Parshwanath temple is a Jain Temple built by the then Chandela Ruler Dhanga during the early 10th century. This temple falls in the category of Alankrit temples and is a symbol of the king’s devotion and love. It is dedicated to Teerthankar.
This part of the temple group is famous for its perfect vastu maintained constructions. This is the perfect example of the expert talent of the craftsmen of that era. This temple is said to be the largest and the most beautiful of all the Jain Temples of Khajuraho. In spite of its simple design it attracts numerous visitors to it all over the year. It is completely different from all the other temples in the group.
This temple does not have any windows. It is known that in earlier times a majestic statue of Shri Adinath ji was established in this temple but in present time you will find a majestic statue of Shri Parshwanath Ji in the same position in place of the other statue. This temple is mainly a dedication to Shri Adinath ji.
The temple is built on a huge platform void of all designs and motifs. But, it seems there are a lot of attractive things that are worth admiring. The main temple complex has a beautiful mandap and a parikrama hall. Both of these look just too beautiful with all the maintenance.
This temple is mainly popular for its number of idols. These surround the temple that is very precisely built. All the idols depict the beauty of feminism. The temple can be entered after crossing seven gates that have maheen craftwork on them. Various motifs of male, female, Gemini, trees, flowers, Ganga, Yamuna, etc can be seen on the walls here. In the temple there are many idols of female Goddesses playing musical instruments like gandarva, manjeera, shankha, mridanga and vadya. The temple also comprises of idols of Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
Parshwanath Temple Information
- Do not miss out on the light and sound show. The voice over has been done by the famous Amitabh Bachhan in his deep voice. This transfers you to the ancient Chandela Era and is very educational also.
- 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.
Parshwanath Temple Ticket Prices
Ticket prices of the light & sound show are-
- Rs. 75 for adults and Rs. 25 for children (Indians)
- Rs. 300 for adults and Rs. 150 for children (Foreigners)
Parshwanath Temple Opening and Closing Hours
Light & Sound show timings are-
- English- 6:00PM
- Hindi- 7:40 PM
How To reach Parshwanath Temple by Public Transport
- The nearest airport is the Town Airport.
- The nearest railway station is the Mahoba Junction.
Restaurants Near Parshwanath 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 Parshwanath Temple
95% of people who visit Khajuraho include Parshwanath Temple in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
68.86% of people start their Parshwanath Temple visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Parshwanath Temple
85.98% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Parshwanath Temple
Parshwanath Temple, Khajuraho Reviews
It was nice, calm place. However beware of local guides as they don’t have authentic knowledge about monument. Sometimes they make story themselves to spices it up. Overall a nice place.
Parshvanatha temple (IAST: Pārśvanātha Mandir) is a 10th-century Jain temple at Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh, India. It is now dedicated to Parshvanatha, although it was probably built as an Adinatha shrine during the Chandela period. Despite the temple's Jain affiliation, its exterior walls feature Vaishnavaite themes. The entrance has an inscription with a most-perfect magic square. It is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with other temples in the Khajuraho Group of Monuments. The temple is believed to have been constructed by a prominent Jain family between 950 and 970 CE, during the reign of the Chandela king Dhanga. A 954 CE (1011 VS) inscription on the left door jamb of the temple records gifts and endowments of gardens by one Pahila. The gardens are named Pahila-vatika, Chandra-vatika, Laghuchandra-vatika, Shankara-vatika, Panchaitala-vatika, Amra-vatika and Dhanga-vadi. The inscription describes Pahila as a devotee of Jinanatha and states that he was held in great esteem by the king Dhanga. The earliest idol enshrined in the temple appears to have been that of Adinatha. When the British archaeological surveyor Alexander Cunningham visited in 1852, he found the main sanctum deserted. He described it as "Jinanatha temple" and wrote that it had been repaired by a Jain banker in 1847. In 1860, a Parshvanatha idol was installed in the main sanctum. An Adinatha statue was placed in a secondary shrine attached to the rear of the temple. The temple has been classified as a Monument of National Importance by the Archaeological Survey of India. The Parshvanatha temple is the largest among the Jain temples of Khajuraho. It has an entrance porch, a small hall, a large hall (mandapa), a vestibule, and a sanctum. The temple structure has an oblong architectural plan with projections at two ends. The front (eastern) projection forms the entrance porch, the back (western) projection is a shrine attached to the sanctum. The ceiling of the entrance porch features chain and floral patterns, and a pair of intertwined flying vidyadharas. The door-lintel of the mandapa has the sculpture of Adinatha's attendant: a ten-armed Chakreshvari riding a Garuda. The sanctum features sculptures of the Jinas.
Parshwanath Temple located Eastern Group of Temples Sevagram Khajuraho dedicated to Lord Parshwanath is 23rd jain tirthayatra built 954 AD by its builder Pahila in Chandela king Dhanga.It is one of the oldest and biggest and most beautiful Temple. Must visit with family and friends.
It's a wonderful architect temple.