The Khajuraho Duladeo Temple is a Hindu temple in Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India. The temple is dedicated to the god Shiva in the form of a linga, which is deified in the sanctum. 'Dulodeo' means “Holy Bridegroom”. The temple is also known as "Kunwar Math". It is part of the Southern group of the Khajuraho group of temples. The temple is laid in the seven chariot plan (saptarata). Figurines carved in the temple have soft expressive features unlike other temples and have a display of carved celestial dancers (apsara) in erotic postures and other figures.
Khajuraho Temples are all built on high platforms, several metres off the ground. The stone used throughout is either granite or a combination of light sandstone and granite. Each of these temples has an entrance hall or mandapa, and a sanctum sanctorum or garbha griha. The roofs of these various sections have a distinct form. The porch and hall have pyramidal roofs made of several horizontal layers. The inner sanctum's roof is a conical tower - a colossal pile of stone (often 30m high) made of an arrangement of miniature towers called shikharas.
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From Khajuraho Dance Festival (Temple) 22-23 Feb 2017