Jagadambi temple in Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
It will not be incorrect if one describes the sculptures of Jagadambi temple in Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, ‘a symphony of carvings’. Each piece of the sculptures here is amazingly perfect and beautiful and as part of the majestic structure, they simply go awe inspiring.
The Jagadambi temple belongs to the western group of temples in Khajuraho. The temple is named after the image of goddess Parvati now enshrined in the temple. However, it is assumed that the temple was originally dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
The temple stands on a lofty platform and has three pairs of dwarapalaka (guards) sculptures round the maha mandapa (big hall). The maha mandapa has a square ceiling also.
The sculptures of the temple include some of the finest figures of gods and goddesses. An imposing sculpture of Yama, the god of death, is captivating. The sculptures of Sura Sundaris (heavenly beauties) and erotic couples can also be seen.