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Kakanmath - ककनमठ

Key Highlights

◉ This Temple Comes Under the National Protected Monument.
◉ Established for Kachhapaghat Ruler Kirtiraj Queen Kaknavati.
◉ According to Legend, The Temple Was Built by Ghosts in a Single Night.
◉ Wonderful Temple, a Temple With Sculptures in Ruins.

Kakanmath Temple is a wonderful ruined Shiva temple, the name of the temple is known after Queen Kakanvati. This temple was built in the 11th century on the orders of Kirtiraj, who was probably the queen of Kachhapaghat ruler.

A legend about this temple is that this temple was built by ghosts in a single night. At the time of morning, a local woman runs a mill for the kitchen of the house and after hearing the sound of the mill, ghosts stop the temple work in the middle and leave from there.

It is a very strange thing in the architectural feature of the temple that no cement or coating has been used to join the big stones involved in the construction of the temple. It is very important for a person interested in history to know that, how possible is it to build its storey high structure in today's time. And some valuable, important and beautiful sculptures are still missing from the walls of the temple.

Kakanmath Architecture?
The Kakanmath temple appears to be architecturally built in the Khajuraho style. There is no guide facility of any kind in the temple premises. Scattered ruins and broken fragments around the temple, giving evidence of the existence of more temples or religious structures around the temple.

Looking at the Kakanmath temple from inside, it seems that no big rock should fall from above. But this structure has remained the same for the last 100 years. This temple is a very good place for photography.

This temple comes under the National Protected Monument. There is no official priest or Mahant appointed in the sanctum sanctorum of the temple. All the people working in the temple are from the Archaeological Survey of India are regular employees only.

Who built Kakanmath Temple:
The temple was built by the Kachhapaghat ruler Kirtiraj in the name of his queen Kaknavati in the 11th century.

Where is Kakanmath Temple?
Kakanmath Temple is located near Sihoniya village in Morena district of Madhya Pradesh.

Popular Name: Kakanmath Temple, Shiv Mandir Kakanmath

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Inscriptions by Archaeological Survey of India

Known by the name of Kakanmath temple, this wonderful temple is preserving its sculpture even in ruins. Built on a large platform, the architectural plan of this temple has a sanctum sanctorum, a pillared pavilion and an attractive facade, in which there is a provision of stairs in the front for entry. The Shivalinga installed in the sanctum sanctorum is the main deity of the temple.Atop the sanctum sanctorum of the temple is a huge shikhara (about 100 feet high) which is now in a dilapidated state and only its inner stone is now visible. In its original form, other small temples were also built around this temple, some remains of which can be seen. The temple is named after Queen Kaknavati who was probably the queen of Kachhapaghat ruler Kirtiraj, on whose orders this temple was built in the 11th century.

ककनमठ हिन्दी में पढ़ें

ककनमठ मंदिर के नाम से विख्यात यह अद्भुत मंदिर भग्नावस्था में भी अपने मूर्तिशिल्प को संजोये हुये है। एक बड़े चबूतरे पर निर्मित इस मंदिर की वास्तु योजना में गर्भगृह, स्तंभयुक्त मंडप एवं आकर्षक मुखमंडप है जिसमें प्रवेश हेतु सामने की ओर सीढ़ियों का प्रावधान है।

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Corridor

Corridor

Kakanmath Chabutara

Kakanmath Chabutara

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Kakanmath D9

Kakanmath D11

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Kakanmath D12

Kakanmath D12

Kakanmath Dwar

Kakanmath Dwar

Kakanmath Dwar Fracture

Kakanmath Dwar Fracture

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Kakanmath From

Kakanmath Front

Kakanmath Front

Kakanmath Full View

Kakanmath Full View

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Kakanmath Full View Outside

Kakanmath Mandap Shikhar

Kakanmath Mandap Shikhar

Kakanmath Side View

Kakanmath Side View

Mandapam

Mandapam

Kakanmath On Way

Kakanmath On Way

Kakanmath Shivratri

Kakanmath Shivratri

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Vat Vraksh

Vat Vraksh

Kakanmath Back Side

Kakanmath Back Side

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Kakanmath Front M

Kakanmath Side

Kakanmath Side

Information

Basic Services
Water Cooler, Power Backup, Washrooms, Sitting Benches, Parking
Founded
11th Century.
Organized By
Archaeological Survey of India
Dedicated To
Lord Shiv
Architecture
Khajuraho Architecture
Photography
Yes (It's not ethical to capture photograph inside the temple when someone engaged in worship! Please also follow temple`s Rules and Tips.)
Free Entry
Yes

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How To Reach

Address 📧
Bawadipura, Sihoniya Morena Madhya Pradesh
Road 🚗
Ambah - Morena Road
Nearest Railway 🚉
Morena
Air ✈
Gwalior Airport, Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Airport Agra
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Coordinates 🌐
26.5849797°N, 78.2427816°E
Kakanmath on Google Map
http://www.bhaktibharat.com/en/mandir/kakanmath

Temple in Morena

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