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The Parswanath Temple: Jain temple at Khajuraho

Parswanath temple is one of the very few Jain temples in Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh. It is dedicated to the first Thirthankara, or the preacher of Jainism. It is believed to have been built between AD 950 and 970.

This temple has all the five essential parts of a traditional temple architecture- Maha Mandapa (hall with balconied windows), vestibule, circumambulatory, and the sanctum sanctorum.

The temple has the sculptures of Agni (the God of fire), Lord Shiva, Kama (the god of love) and Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. There are also the striking figures of Sura Sundaris (heavenly beauties).