The Vishvanatha Temple is a Hindu temple in Madhya Pradesh, India. It is located most of the western group of Khajuraho Monuments, a UNESCO World Heritage website. The temple is devoted to Shiva, who is also known as "Vishvanatha", meaning "Lord of the Universe". The temple is assumed to have been commissioned via the Chandela king Dhanga, and was possibly completed in 999 CE or 1002 CE. Its architectural fashion is similar to that of the older Lakshmana Temple and the more moderen Kandariya Mahadeva Temple.
It functions numerous sculptures of numerous deities, surasundaris,couples making love, and mythical creatures.A dedicatory inscription, now affixed to the porch of the Vishvanatha temple, offers information about the construction of a Shiva temple by means of the Chandela king Dhanga. The unique date of the inscription is examine variously as 1056 VS or 1059 VS. The inscription mentions that Dhanga's descendant Jayavarman had it re-written in clear letters in 1173 VS. It states that Dhanga built a mind-blowing Shiva temple with lingas. One linga Marakateshvara became made of emerald.