Parshwanath TempleCurrently 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
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.
- 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.
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)
Light & Sound show timings are-
- English- 6:00PM
- Hindi- 7:40 PM
- The nearest airport is the Town Airport.
- The nearest railway station is the Mahoba Junction.
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- Safari Restaurant
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- Ganesh Restaurant
- Aggarwal Restaurant
- Great Temple Restaurant
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56.41% of people who visit Khajuraho include Parshwanath Temple in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
61.54% of people start their Parshwanath Temple visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Parshwanath Temple
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Parshwanath Temple
We were fortunate to visit when the monks were in residence. You’ll need a skilled guide to interpret the carvings and their relationship to Jainist thought. Otherwise, its simply nicely carved rocks and an uninformative inner “sanctuary.”
Solace, peace and happiness are the words. These become feelings here. Its a beautiful place to bring kids, family outing and the environment here is beautiful
Very nice Temple. Ancient one. Very old and ancient murthi..
Very beautiful place.. ,, Khajuraho has been recognized by UNESCO as a place of world heritage on account of its magnificent temples. No doubt Khajuraho is one of the most prominent international tourist centers of India. It was widely known as the religious capital of mighty Chandellas in the medieval period (9th to 13th Century AD). The temples of Khajuraho are generally divided into three groups: Western, Eastern and Northern. The Eastern group mainly consisting of Jain temples. There are 34 (Thirty Four) Jain Temples in total. But from architectural point of view the Parsvanath, the Adinath and the Shantinath temples are relatively more important and noteworthy. These temples are unique examples of religious harmony and spirit of accommodation. Atishay (Miracle), The Shantinath Temple is famous for its 14 feet high standing idol, the 16th jain tirthankar. According to an inscription on it, it is installed in Vikrama-Samvat 1085 (1028 AD). This idol is full of miracle. About 400 years ago, while invaders (idol breakers) came here and applied hammer to the little finger to break the idol, flow of milk started from it and at the same time dense flock of honey bees attached on invaders and pushed them to run away. Desires of devotees are fulfilled here after prayer and worship full of faith
These group of temples belong to दिगम्बर sect of Jain religion.some temples resembles the architecture and style of eastern and Western group of temples of khajuraho. This place is a holy destination for the Jains and Jainism....