Matangeshwar Temple

Matangeshwar Temple | Shiva Temples | Khajuraho

Matangeshwar Temple, the famous Shiva Temple is located in Khajuraho Town of Madhya Pradesh. The highly revered as well as the ancient temple is crowded with devotees especially during Shivarathri festival that comes in the months either February or March. The temple is about 1100 years old. The striking feature of the temple is its 2.5 m high lingam which possesses the inscriptions in Nagari and Persian. 

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Unlike other temples, the temple didn’t boast sculptures on interiors, exteriors, and curvilinear tower. However, the ceiling features elementary floral cusps.   Chandra Dev of the Chandela dynasty built the temple in the 10th century. The king was a devotee of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva is considered as the venerated sage Matang and that is the reason why the name of the Shiva Lingam was Matangeswarar.

 

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