Category:Chitragupta Temple Khajuraho

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Object location24° 51′ 15.69″ N, 79° 55′ 12.45″ E Kartographer map based on OpenStreetMap.View all coordinates using: OpenStreetMapinfo
<nowiki>temple de Chitragupta; معبد شيتراجوبتا; චිත්‍රගුප්ත දේවාලය, ඛජුරාහෝ; Читрагупта гыйбадәтханәсе, Кһаҗураһо; चित्रगुप्त मन्दिर,खजुराहो; ಚಿತ್ರಗುಪ್ತ ದೇವಾಲಯ; ਚਿੱਤਰਗੁਪਤ ਮੰਦਰ, ਖਜੁਰਾਹੋ; Chitragupta Temple; ചിത്രഗുപ്ത ക്ഷേത്രം; จิตรคุปตมนเทียร (ขชุราโห); கஜூரஹோ சித்திரகுப்தர் கோயில்; ভারতের একটি হিন্দু মন্দির; temple à Khajuraho (Inde); ଭାରତର ଏକ ହିନ୍ଦୁ ମନ୍ଦିର; early 11th century Surya temple in Khajuraho, India; معبد هندوسي في خاجوراهو، الهند; கி.பி. பதினோராம் நூற்றாண்டில் உருவாக்கப்பட்ட , மத்தியப்பிரதேச கஜூராஹோ சித்திரகுப்த சூரியனார் கோவில்.; Chhatr ko patr; Chitragupta Mandir; Surya Temple; Bharatji Temple of Khajuraho; Chitragupta Temple, Khajuraho</nowiki>
Chitragupta Temple 
early 11th century Surya temple in Khajuraho, India
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LocationKhajuraho, Chhatarpur district, Sagar division, Madhya Pradesh, India
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The Chitragupta temple of Khajuraho is dedicated to Surya – the Hindu sun god. It was built in early 11th century, and now a part of the western group of Khajuraho monuments.

The temple reflects the square plan Hindu architecture. It is exquisitely carved outside and inside, though a lot of the artwork survive in mutilated from – beheading, chopped noses, chopped limbs or defacement. The original sikhara was torn down and has been restored with a plain replacement. All Hindu traditions are included in this temple, along with scenes from epics, amorous couples (mithunas), musicians, dancers in classical poses and other decorations. The artwork panels here are similar in some cases to the nearby Jagadambi temple of Khajuraho.

The mandapa pillars are fluted and elegantly proportioned, but all the bracket statues are lost. The sanctum doorway has Ganga, Yamuna and three panels of Surya holding lotus at the lintel. Inside the sanctum, is a 7 foot beautifully carved statue of Surya, though it too is damaged. Below his feet are seven horses.

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