UNESCO World Heritage Site
Kandariyâ Mahâdeva Temple (11th Century), Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, BHARAT (India) 🚩
It is considered one of the best examples of temples preserved from the medieval period in India. The temple is dedicated to Shiva, in the form of a linga. It was made in 1030 by King Vidhyadhara of Chandela dynasty.
The name 'Kandariya' means "cave" and 'Mahadeva' ("The Great God") is an epithet of Shiva. The temple is decorated with more than 900 stone carvings and the stones are set without mortar; most of it on the exterior surface of the temple as the interior decoration is sparse.
This #tomb of Pir Ghaus Muhammad, a Sufi saint and Syyed of #lakhpat , stands almost 63 feet tall!
This saint is half-Muslim and half-Hindu and hence, had many followers. It is said that he is a great devotee of Krishna! Although when you get there, you will realise that there has been an attempt to scratch the word 'Krishna' from the inscription. Makes me think, the world was more progressive decades ago than now.
Btw, I loved the blue door which contrasts so well against the intricate stone walls. And don't you think that weirdly painted teal green still blends well?
These are the normal daily scenes at National Park. It's not they, its we who have entered into their homes. Let's behave responsibly and do our bits for wild life. Save wild life, save planet. 📍Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai