Kandariya Mahadev Temple
Kandariya Mahadev Temple is the largest monument at Khajuraho. This sandstone structure is built entirely without the use of cement and mortar like all the other temples at Khajuraho. It stands almost 30 meters above ground level and is as long as it is tall. The temple is dedicated to Shiva, with a lingam at the center of the garbha griha.
There are rich sculptural decorations of female figures in a variety of poses. On the southern and northern sides, between the balconies are the large-scale erotic panels. One section of the temple mainly displays the rich sculptural work related to female figures. There are ladies playing with a ball, writing letters and engaged in other activities. Below the bands of the main body of the temple are smaller, narrower friezes depicting court life, the army and processions of elephants and horses. The temple has the most beautiful entrance decoration at the eastern side. The floral toran is carved out of a single block of stone.