Kandariya Mahadeva Temple

Khajuraho, India

View from the southwest. See the next page, for a view from the southeast. Dating from the mid-11th century, this east-facing Shiva temple is a culmination of the design seen earlier in Lakshmana and Vishvanatha temples. Kandariya Mahadeva's shikara rises about 30m (100 feet) above the platform which it shares with the older Devi Jagadambi temple. 84 fractal replicas adorn the main tower in a soaring, mountainous profusion.