Lakshman Temple at Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India
Lakshmana Temple’s architectural design elements are similar to those of the Viswanath temple and Kandariya-Mahadev temple and it is dedicated to Vishnu.
Apart from the most erotic carvings you will also find carvings of battalions of soldiers on the frieze around the base depicting the mighty Chandela’s who were perpetually at war. Other carvings include musicians, hunters, camels, horses and elephants.
Do explore the Varaha Temple near the Laksmana temple - that has tall sandstone carving of Varaha avatar of Vishnu (Boar avatar) along with a pantheon of gods. Lakshmi Temple is also nearby and is usually locked,
Lakshman 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?