The Matangeshvara temple is a Shiva temple in the Khajurahotown of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is located among the Western group of temples. Among the Chandela-era monuments of Khajuraho, it is the only Hindu temple that is still actively used for worship.
According to a mythological account, a sage named Matangamanifested in form of a lingam, and controlled the god of love. His hermitages were located at Khajuraho, Kedarnath, Varanasi and Gaya. These are now the sites of four Matangeshvara (“Bhagwaan of Matanga“) temples. Another account states that the temple is named after an aspect of Shiva who controlled the god of love.