Also known as Mrityunjaya Mahadeo, Matangesvara Temple is situated at Khajuraho
in the Chhatarpur District
of Madhya Pradesh
. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva
. Built entirely of sandstone, it enshrines an eight feet high shivling
. The exterior and interior of the temple, as well as the pillars are without carvings but the ceilings are formed of overlapping concentric courses. Aartis
are performed in the morning and the evening. Mahashivratri
is the major festival celebrated here.