The Devi Jagadambi Temple Khajuraho is dedicated to Devi Jagadambi and is located in Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh.
The temple, along with the other temples at Khajuraho, was designated a World Heritage Site due to its remarkable architecture, art, and historical significance.
The temples of Khajuraho were built during the 10th and 12th century by the emperors of the Chandela dynasty.
The Devi Jagadambika temple, located in a group to the north, is one of Khajuraho’s most ornately decorated temples.
It is named after Jagadambika, a Hindu goddess associated with devi. The body of the temple is encircled by three bands of sculptures.
The sanctum contains a massive picture of the Goddess (Ma Parvati).
About Devi Jagadambi Temple Khajuraho
This temple is fundamentally similar to the Chitragupta Temple in terms of architecture, proportions, and decorative scheme, and the two temples are thus fairly near in both time and space.
It has a sanctum without an ambulatory, a vestibule, a’maha-mandapa’ with lateral transepts, and an entrance porch.
The garbha griha today contains a massive figure of the Goddess (Ma Parvati) of the Universe (hence called as Ma Jagdamba).
It is surrounded by three bands of sculptures, the third and highest of which features some of the most sensual sculptures in Khajuraho.
This temple is significantly smaller than the famous Kandariya Mahadev Temple.
It has a cross plan, one pair of balconies, one mandap, and no inner pradakshina patha.
The Devi Jagdambi Temple, on the other hand, features some of the most beautiful sculptures in Khajuraho, and because of its medium height, most of them are plainly visible.
There are exquisite representations of the dlihpolas in their proper placements, particularly the magnificent Yama and Nirriti on the south and southwest sides.
Endearing representations of Vishnu, Shiva, and Brahma embracing their consorts are found in the small recesses on the south, west, and north sides.
Varaha, represented with a human body and a boar head, emerges from the primordial seas with the earth goddess Bhudevi on his arm in the south side lower niche.
Distance (From Khajuraho Bus Stand): 1 Kms
Devi Jagadambi Temple Khajuraho timinhs
Temple open Timings: 6 AM – 5 PM
Devi Jagadambi Temple Entry fee
Complex Entry Fee: Rs. 30 for Indians, Rs. 500 for Foreigners