The Kandariya Mahadeva Temple meaning "the Great God of the Cave", is the largest and most ornate Hindu temple in the medieval temple group found at Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh, India. It is viewed as outstanding amongst other cases of sanctuaries safeguarded from the medieval period in India. Khajuraho was at one time the capital of the Chandela tradition. The Kandariya Mahadeva Temple, a standout amongst other cases of sanctuaries safeguarded from the medieval period in India, is the biggest of the western gathering of sanctuaries in the Khajuraho complex which was worked by the Chandela rulers.
Shiva is the central god in the sanctuary worshipped in the sanctum sanctorium. The Kandariya Mahadeva sanctuary was worked amid the rule of Vidyadhara r. c. 1003-1035 CE. At different times of the rule of this administration numerous well known sanctuaries devoted to Vishnu, Shiva, Surya, Shakti of the Hindu religion and furthermore for the Thirthankaras of Jain religion were assembled. Vidhyadhara, otherwise called Bida in the accounts of the Muslim student of history Ibn-al-Athir was a great ruler who battled Mahmud of Ghazni in the principal hostile propelled by the last in 1019. It is one of the great place in this city.