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About Matangeshvara Mahadeva Temple, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh

1.About

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.

2.History

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.

Architecture of Matangeshvara Mahadeva Temple, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh

4.Architecture/Structure of temple and structure of Shrine

The Matangeshvara temple is a larger-scale version of the Brahma temple in terms of plan and design. It has a square plan. It houses a 2.5 m high lingam, which is 1.1 m in diameter. The base platform of the lingam is 1.2 m high and 7.6 m in diameter. The lingam is made up of sparkling yellow limestone. There is a little Ganesh structure at upper right, and an extensive picture of a Goddess with two smaller attendant deities were set up on the way towards the temple.

How to reach Matangeshvara Mahadeva Temple, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh?

By Train: Khajuraho Railway Station , Rajnagar Railway Station.
By Air: Nearest Airport Khajuraho Airport
By Bus: Temple is Distance from Bus Stop almost 900m

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