The Matangeshwar temple is a Shiva temple in the Khajuraho town of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is situated in the Western group of temples. Among the Chandela-era monuments of Khajuraho, it is the only Hindu temple that is still actively used for worship.
About The Temple
Matangeshwar temple is a ninth century temple and a celebrated temple in Madhya Pradesh. Chandra Dev of the Chandela tradition assembled the temple. The ruler was a follower of Lord Shiva. God Shiva is considered as the adored sage Matang and that is the means by which the name of the Shiva Lingam was Matangeswarar. It is additionally one of the most seasoned temples of Madhya Pradesh. With glossy yellow limestone, the hallowed place is eight feet high. It is considered as the holiest of the temples of Khajuraho. A portion of the biggest Shiva lingams of India has been found in this temple. With two smaller gods, there is a little Ganesh at upper right, and a substantial picture of a goddess that were shown up the way toward the temple. This temple is otherwise called Mrityunjaya Mahadeo. Surprising like different temples of Khajuraho the outside and inside of this temple alongside its columns is not finished with models but rather the roof is covered with figures. This is one of the holiest temples of focal India which is venerated by various devotees. To the south of this temple is an archaeological gallery that has a beautiful museum of statues and friezes gathered from that territory.
Around Shivaratri in February or March, a three-day function is sorted out here to observe Shiva's marriage. It is attended by around 25,000 individuals. The lingam is washed, dressed and enlivened like a human spouse amid the function. Aside from that, Holi and Diwali are some different celebrations which are seen with extraordinary grandeur in this temple.
How to Reach Khajuraho
The nearest airport to Matangeshwar Temple is Khajuraho civil aerodrome. The nearest railway station to matangeshwar temple is Rajanagar Railway Station which is 3 km away from Matangeshwar Temple. The nearest bus stop is Khajuraho.
Rajnagar Rd, Sevagram,
Khajuraho, Chhatarpur District,
Madhya Pradesh, India,
Pin Code – 471606.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.
The temple is open from 06:00 am to 10:00 pm.