Matangeshwar temple is a ninth century temple. Chandra dev of the Chandela dynasty built the temple. The king was a devotee of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva is considered as the venerated sage Matang and that's how the name of the Shiva Lingam was Matangeswarar.
The Matang, who is known as 10th Incarnation or Avatar of Lord Shiva, was the forefather of the great philosopher Mamaidev. Being from the Maheshary community, he is the devotee of Matang and preached to poor Maisarias and Sinbhariya Meghvar community of India. Additionally, he was the pioneer of Barmati panth dharma and he has given word Dharmachar to poor maisarias Meghvar. The Matangeshwar Temple Khajuraho is a ninth century sanctuary. Chandra dev of the Chandela dynasty had built the sanctuary. The ruler was an ardent follower of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva is considered as the revered sage Matang and that is the means by which the name of the Shiva Lingam was called as Matangeswarar. This Matangeshwar Temple Khajuraho is also famous for being counted among one of the oldest temples in India. Moreover, it is considered to be one of the most pious pilgrimage destinations for people visiting Khajuraho. It is the only temple where active worship takes place even today. Although it is has been built for more than 1100 years ago, this shrine stands tall among the Western Group of Temples which are dedicated to Lord Shiva.
This sanctuary is the home to some of the largest Shiva lingams of India. The shrine is eight feet in height and is made up of sparkling yellow limestone. There is a little Ganesh structure at upper right, and an extensive picture of a Goddess with two smaller attendant deities was set up on the way toward the temple.
This ancient temple is located in world famous UNESCO world heritage site at Khajuraho town in Madhya Pradesh. While Khajuraho is acclaimed for its dazzling sanctuaries and their carving and world renowned design, the Matangeshwar sanctuary has a reputation worldwide for being the popular vacation destination because of its presence of the antique and sexual carvings that embellish the wall of Matangeshwar and other holy shrines. A visitor might notice the yellow flag that is visible at the top of the temple. This flattering flag in the real sense signifies that there is a ceremony which is underway in the temple. The Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development has set up kiosks at the Khajuraho railway station, with tourist officers to provide information for Khajuraho visitors. Photography is not allowed within the temple premises.