This partially ruined temple is the latest of the whole Khajuraho group, dated to 1130AD.
Exterior of Duladeo Temple
Notice how the same standing Shiva image is repeated over and over again, as if they were running out of ideas.
Duladeo Temple Shikara
The lighter stones are modern additions that complete the profile of the ruined temple.
The deity in Duladeo Temple
The statue is a bit of a composite, with the head of Vishnu, and the body of Shiva. There was a local who desperately wanted to lead us around, but the fact about the statue was all he could say...
Duladeo Temple Exterior
It is said that this temple bears witness to the decline of the sponsoring Chandela dynasty, in that the ornamentation is a little over the top, and the carvings are not as fluid as the earlier temples.
A dual gendered Shiva/Paravati
Notice the asymmetric breasts, which are apparently as planned since the nipples are there. The figure has the attributes of both Shiva and Paravati.
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