The western complex of the Khajuraho group of temples houses the most important temples in Khajuraho. The Kandariya Mahadeva dedicated to Lord Shiva is the largest temple at Khajuraho. The Lakshmana temple dedicated to vishnu is located near the Kandariya Mahadeva temple. Devi Jagdamba Temple Chitragupta Temple Chaunsath Jogini Temple etc are the other major temple in the western complex.
All but Kandariya Mahadeva Temple and the Chausath-Yogini Temple (which are built of granite) in the western group of Khajuraho temples, are made of of fine grained sandstone pink or pale yellow in colour.
Set in a parkland landscape the western group of Khajuraho temples with mowed grass, rose beds and ornamental trees is a major tourist attraction in Madhya Pradesh.
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Devi Jagdamba Temple
Devi Jagdamba Temple located towards the north of Kandariya Mahadeva Temple is a temple dedicated to Vishnu. Devi Jagdamba Temple is famous for the sculptures depicting mithunas in perverted positions.
Chousath Yogini Temple
Dedicated to 64 Yoginis who are the manifestations of the Mother Goddess Shakti, Chousath Yogini Temple, built in granite is one of the oldest temples in Khajuraho.
Set in an open courtyard on the bank of the Shivsagar Lake with small temples surrounding it Chousath Yogini Temple is the only temple which is not oriented due north south but northeast to southwest.
located opposite the Vishvanath Temple Nandi temple is dedicated to Nandi, the bull. Nandi Temple is built in the shape of cross quadrate, the rectangle forms the sanctum and the cross edges form the four balconies. The temples walls do not cover the sanctum completely. The Nandi Sculpture built of sand stone in the centre of the sanctum is 2.2 m long and 1.8 m high.