Category:Devi Jagdambi Temple Khajuraho

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Object location24° 51′ 12.09″ N, 79° 55′ 11.1″ E Kartographer map based on OpenStreetMap.View all coordinates using: OpenStreetMapinfo
<nowiki>temple de Devî Jagadambi; Hram Devi Jagadambi; දේවී ජගදම්බි දේවාලය; దేవి జగదంబి ఆలయం; ದೇವಿ ಜಗದಂಬಿ ದೇವಾಲಯ; Devi Jagadambi Temple; معبد ديفى جاجادمبى; ദേവി ജഗദാമ്പി ക്ഷേത്രം; Devi-Jagadambi-Tempel; మాతృ ప్రేమ యొక్క చారిత్రాత్మక మరియు అందమైన సంక్షేపముకు చిహ్నం; ভারতের একটি হিন্দু মন্দির; Hinduistischer Tempel in Madhya Pradesh, Indien; ଭାରତର ଏକ ହିନ୍ଦୁ ମନ୍ଦିର; An 11th century Hindu temple; معبد هندوسي في خاجوراهو، الهند; Hram u Indiji; temple en Inde; Jagadambi Mandir; Jagadamba Temple; Darsa Devi Temple; Jagadambi Temple; Devi Jagadambi Temple, Khajuraho</nowiki>
Devi Jagadambi Temple 
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LocationKhajuraho, Chhatarpur district, Sagar division, Madhya Pradesh, India
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The Jagadambi temple is an early 11th century Hindu temple that shares a massive platform with the tallest and largest Khajuraho temple – the Kandariya Mahadeva Temple. The extant temple is dedicated to goddess Jagadambi (Parvati), but the lalitabimba, lintel and vimana's artwork suggests that this was originally a Vishnu temple. It is unclear when the goddess statue was added here. The temple's sikhara and few other sections were restored in the 20th century. It is also called as Jagadamba mandir.

The Jagadambi temple is very similar in size, design, architecture and artwork as the Chitragupta Surya temple nearby to the north in the western group of Khajuraho monuments. The outer walls have bands of beautiful and proportionate panels. These include Vaishnava, Shaiva, Shakta, Saura and Diksapalas. Many scenes of kama (mithuna), artha and Hindu epics are included. Inside in the mandapa, the walls and ceilings, spaces between the pilasters have graceful sculptures.

The sanctum has a Jagadamba Devi statue inside. Remarkably, unlike all other Khajuraho temples, her limbs, face, breasts, and much of the iconography are intact. This has led to the proposal that she was moved in here centuries after the temple was damaged and abandoned, when the regional Hindus reclaimed this temple. They preferred to consecrate a Parvati statue in reasonably good condition into her own temple next to Shiva's large temple.

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