The architectural way of the Khajuraho temples is extremely dissimilar from the temple prototype of that period. Each stands, instead of within the customary enclosure, on a high masonry platform. Combined with the upward route of the structure, which is further accentuated by vertical projections, the total effect is one of grace and lightness, reminiscent of the Himalayan peaks. Each of the chief compartments has its own roof, grouped in such a way that the highest is in the centre, the lowest over the portico, a triumph of skill and imagination in recreating the rising peaks of a range.
Eastern Group of Temples
Adinath Temple: devoted to the Jain saint, Adinath, the temple is plentifully embellished with sculpted figures, including yakshis. The three Hindu temples of the group are the Brahma, containing a four faced lingam, the Vamana, which is adorned on its outer walls with carving of apsaras in a variety of sensuous attitudes; and the javari, with a richly-carved gateway and exterior sculptures.
Western Group of Temples
The Western group is positively the best known, because it is to this group that the largest and most typical Khajuraho temple belongs : The Kandariya Mahadev.
Southern Group of Temples
Dulah Deo Temple : This finest temple at Khajuraho also called Kunwar Math offers some of the choicest sculptures particularly the Shalbhanjika. It is a fully residential temple measuring 21 m by 12 m (69 ft. by 40 ft.) with the ardhamanadap, the mandapa, the maha mandapa, the antarala and the garbha griha with no circumambulatory passage.