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Shantinatha temple is a Jain temple located at Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh, India. It is dedicated to the Jain tirthankara Shantinatha.The temple has been classified as a Monument of National Importance by the Archaeological Survey of India. This temple is part of UNESCO World Heritage Site along with other temples in Khajuraho Group of Monuments.

History

The pedestal of an Adinatha image in the Shantinatha temple bears an inscription dated 1027-28 CE. The inscription is now hidden under the plaster. The original temple has been drastically renovated and is now the main centre of Jain worship in Khajuraho

how can you reach this temple
By Surface Transport

The nearest Bus Stop is Khajuraho

The nearest Railway station is Khajuraho Railway station

By Air

The nearest Airport is Khajuraho.

Sculpture

Although the present-day temple structure features modern renovations, the nucleus of the temple is quite old. It features an oblong enclosure of shrine cells depicting the older sculptures.The sanctum of the temple has a 4.3 m high statue of Shantinatha. There are several other old Jain statues in the temple, including a 4.5 m high Adinatha statue from the 11th century. One of the sculpture appears to be a carving of Mahavira's parents, which is noted for its artistic execution.

Map

Shantinatha Temple Khajuraho

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Timings and Events
Timings

06:00 to 20:00 All days of the week

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