Parsvanath Temple, Khajuraho

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Parsvanath Temple is a magnificent structure that belongs to the eastern group of temples situated in Khajuraho. This temple is dedicated to the Jain tirthankaras. It is believed to be one of the biggest Jain temples existing in India today. This temple was built in around 954 AD.

It is believed that this temple was built in honor of Adinath, the first Jain tirthankara. The temple is decorated with sculptures and inscriptions. The grand architecture of the temple is a visual delight in itself. The temple houses an idol of Parsvanath. The unique part about this temple is that it has gained fame in spite of the absence of sensual sculptures of men and women.

Several sculptures decorate the temple. Among them, the sculptures of Surasundaris depicting various postures is quite prominent. Visitors often find it exciting to observe the unparalleled craftsmanship of the artisans depicted on the walls of the temple.


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