In the Khajuraho complex, TheKandariya Mahadeva Temple is the largest of the western group of temples and was built by the Chandela rulers. In the temple deified in the sanctum sanctorum, Shiva is the chief deity.
During the reign of Vidyadhara, the TheKandariya Mahadeva temple was built. During several periods of the realm of this dynasty, many famous temples dedicated to Vishnu, Shiva, Surya, and Shakti of the Hindu religion and also for the Tirthankaras of the Jain religion were built
For the culture of the Chandelas that was popular till the country was invaded by Muslims in 1202, all the existing temples including the Kandariya Mahadeva Temple were inscribed in 1986 under the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites for their artistic creation.