Shri 1008 Lord Shantinath temple is the main temple with 4 ft. high colossus in the standing posture, the highest idol of all idols
(deity images) of Khajuraho. This temple contains a large number of remarkably gracious images of Tirthankaras (e.g. Lord Rishabh Dev,
Parshwanath, ChandraPrabhu) along with the rarely majestic Sculpture of the parents of Tirthankar. Almost all the Tirthankar images are
adorned by 'Asta-Pratiharyas' (eight miracles) such as Indras with flying whisks, three umbrellas, Hallow (Prabha mandal), throne (Simhasan),
etc. This temple also contains a picture-gallery, which exhibits photos of prominent Jain monuments of India as a whole, in a
chronological manner. Shantinath Temple is a modern composite structure that incorporates sections of several temples. It has several shrines. The main section has a 12 feet tall
idol of Lord Shantinath with an inscription of Sam. 1085.
The Parsvanath temple is famous in the world as it contains some of the most excellent sculptures of Khajuraho e.g. figures of Lakshmi-
Narain, Balram-Reoti, eight Dikpalas (i.e. Indra, Agni, Yama, Nirriti, Varuna, Vayu, Kuber and Isan), Ambika, Kamdev-Rati, Ram-Sita
along with Hanuman. This temple is also privileged to possess the best art pieces of Sura-Sundaris (Divine Nymphs) in various
attractive postures. These canít be unnoticed by visitors. This temple is a 'Panchayatan type' of temple in Nagar style; as it has
got all the five organs thereof i.e. Ardha-Mandap, Mandap, Maha-Mandap, Antaral and Garbhagriha (Sanctum).Third
is the Adinath temple located on the right of the parsvanath, is a beautiful - though small shrine.
Parshvanath temple which contains an inscription of 954 AD of builder Pahil, mentioning donation of gardens and requesting future generations to safeguard
the temple. It mentions Chandella Dhanga as the reigning king.
A simple but well-ornamented 'Shikhar' (spire) and the three bands of sculptures on its semi-circular outer wall containing
figures of Gandharvas and Kinnars (celestial musicians) and Vidyadharas, various Yakshas (Gods . attending on Tirthankaras)
and Apsaras (celestial fairies). The figures of "Govadan" (or "Gomukh") - the attendant Yaksha of Lord
Risabhadev have been conspicuously carved-out. This temple has got the rare sculptures of sixteen Digambar Jain Vidyadevis -
which have been very carefully carved out by the master-artist of Khajuraho, who has taken much care and great pains to
depict these goddesses along with their 'Vahanas' (vehicles) and 'Ayudhas' (weapons) and the necessary 'Parikar' (background).
There are 31 another jain temples with beautiful architecture and idols.
Management Committe: The Temple is managed by Shri Digamber Jain Atishay Kshetra
Management Committee, Khajuraho
Post & Village Khajuraho, Taluka Rajnagar, District Chatarpur (M. P.) - 471606. Phone +91-7686-234960
Transport: The Udaipur-Gwalior Express has been extended to Khajuraho, in Chhatarpur district in Madhya Pradesh.
Passengers will board the train from Agra Cantonment station around 11 a.m. and reach Khajuraho in the evening.