Adinath Jain Temple at Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India

Adinatha Temple is a jain temple dedicated to Tirthankara Adinatha although its exterior walls also feature Hindu deities. The shrine of Adinatha is made of black stone and has a three line inscription that helps to date the temple to 1158 AD.

The exterior walls of the Adinath temple have three bands adorned with sculptures of surasundaris, flying vidyadhara couples, vyalas (mythical creatures), dancers with musicians. It's niches have sculptures of the Jain Yakshinis - Chakreshvari , Padmavati and Ambika. Do find the sculpture of the four armed Yakshini Chakreshvari sitting on a Garuda holding a chakra; a Yaksha holding a money bag and a cup and a sitting sculpture of Adinatha with an ushnisha on his head.

Adinatha Temple is a part of Khajuraho Group of Monuments found in Madhya Pradesh, India and is a World Heritage Site recognized by UNESCO. How to reach Khajuraho temple complex?

Tag : Temples of Khajuraho | Content: | Image: Deepa Chandran2014 | Update: 17-Mar-2021