Mahadeva Temple

Hindu Temple in Khajuraho

Mahadeva, a small, partly ruined temple on the same platform as Kandariya-Mahadev and Devi Jagadamba, is dedicated to Shiva, who is carved on the lintel of its doorway. It houses one of Khajuraho’s finest sculptures – a sardula (mythical beast that's part lion, part other animal – possibly human) engaged in a mutual caress with a kneeling woman.