Lakshmana temple houses a sacred image of Vaikuntha-Vishnu brought from Tibet which faces east. The exterior temple wall is divided into several bands, the lowest, the adhishthana, is the base of the temple. The entire wall is covered with sculptures of over 600 gods.
During the Chandela rule Khajuraho was home to a large Jain community who lived in the eastern side of Khajuraho. A number of Jain temples from that period is now located in the eastern complex about 10 mins from the western group of Khajuraho temples. Parsvanath temple is the largest Jain temple in Khajuraho is also located in this part of Khajuraho. Few inscriptions apart from the stone carvings can be seeh at the Parsvanath Temple Read More
Light and Sound Show
This fascinating Son-et-Lumière a 50 minute Sound and Light show runs in Hindi and in English every evening in the Western complex of Khajuraho temples. Amitabh Bachchan, narrates the story of Khajuraho in his mesmerising voice.
English: 06:30 pm to 07:25 pm.
Hindi: 07:40 pm to 08:35 pm.
One of the first temples to be built in Khajuraho by the Chandela kings Lakshmana Temple is amongst the largest temples in the Western group of temples in Khajuraho. Dedicated to Vishnu the Lakshmana Temple measures approximately 25.9 metres in lengtlh. Lakshmana Temple is unique in Khajuraho for its four subsidiary shrines at the four corners of its rectangular platform.
Lakshmana temple is one of the most well preserved temples in Khajuraho.
The entire temple complex stands on a high platform. The structure consists of all the elements of a developed temple. It has entrance porch, Mandapa, Maha-Mandapa, Antrala and Garbhagriha. Unlike other temples in Khajuraho, its sanctum is Pancha-ratha on plan. Its shikhara is clustered with minor shikharas.