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Devi Jagadamba Temple Khajuraho

Devi Jagadamba Temple
Vital Information for Visitors
Address Temple:

Devi Jagadamba Temple, Khajuraho Centre, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh

Open & Close:

Open on all days: 05 AM to 12:00 PM (morning)
04 PM to 09:00 PM (evening)

Entry Fees:

Free

Duration:

Approx 30 Minutes

Famous For:

Nagar style architecture

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Devi Jagadamba Temple in Khajuraho is situated to the north of the Kandariya Mahadev Temple. Her worship is offered to a manifestation of the Mother Goddess. Goddess Jagadamba, meaning ‘Mother of the World’ is on the right of the platform. Originally, this temple was dedicated to Lord Vishnu as his figure occupies the centre of the entrance to the sanctum. The idol of Lord Vishnu is flanked by the figures of Lord Shiva and Lord Brahma to the right and left. But later became a place of worship of Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva, whose representation is preserved in the sanctorum. Its architecture and sculpture, simpler engravings and carvings, suggest that this temple was constructed after 1025 AD.

Devi Jagadamba Temple is 77 feet in length and 49 feet in width. Inside the sanctum, there is a very elaborate standing statue, 5 feet 8 inches in height, of a four-armed female deity who, as she is represented holding lotus flowers, must be intended for Lakshmi, the consort of Lord Vishnu. It is very probable, therefore, that this figure may have been the original goddess of the shrine, and consequently that the name of Devi Jagadamba may be the correct one. The temple consists of only four chambers, the ardha-mandapa or small entrance hall, being omitted, or perhaps lost, and the open passage round the sanctum which is found in the Kandariya Mahadev Temple. Its plan, however, is more beautiful than that of the larger temple, while its ornamentation is equally rich and elaborate. It has the same three rows of sculptures on the outside immediately above the plinth. There is no inscription of any kind, but a few mason’s marks of single letters show that this temple must have been built in the tenth or eleventh century, during the most flourishing period of the Chandela rule.

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