26.04.2010 / last updated: 26.11.2010
The Parshvanatha temple
This largest and best preserved amongst the old Jaina temples of Khajuraho has individual features of plan and design. The temple, eventhough of Sandhara architecture is not having the complimentary balconied windows, which albeit is partially made up by the latticed windows. Another feature of particular interest is the shrine attached to the back of the sanctum. In other aspects the temple shares the characteristics of the evolved Khajuraho style including the exquisite finish and grace of the sculptures. This temple was built during the middle of 10th century AD.