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Chitragupta Temple , Khajuraho
Chitragupta temple of Khajuraho is dedicated to the sun god.

ChitraguptaTempleThis temple is situated to the north of the Devi Jagadamba, and in the northwest corner of the enclosure of the western group of temples. The icon of Surya is 2.13 m. (7 ft.) tall and he is shown wearing an armoured coat and boots in the style of a northerner. The statue of one time held two lotus flowers, which are now broken. Seven horses pull his chariot.

The exterior of the temple is adorned with sculptures of beautiful apsaras, mithunas, vyalas, and deities. The uppermost smaller row has erotic figures and teacher-disciple groups. More than seventy ascetic figures are carved on the balcony panels (kakshasana). A scene showing sculptors at work is carved on the plinth. There is an interesting iconographic form of the eleven-headed Vishnu in the niche of the south wall.

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(Last Updated on : 8/10/2009)
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