Shri 1008 Lord Shantinath temple is the main temple with 4 ft. high colossus in the
standing posture, the highest idol of all idols (deity images) of Khajuraho.
This temple contains a large number of remarkably gracious images of Tirthankaras (e.g. Lord Rishabh Dev, Parshwanath,
ChandraPrabhu) along with the rarely majestic Sculpture of the parents of Tirthankar. Almost all the Tirthankar images are adorned
by 'Asta-Pratiharyas' (eight miracles) such as Indras with flying whisks, three umbrellas, Hallow (Prabha mandal), throne (Simhasan),
etc. This temple also contains a picture-gallery, which exhibits photos of prominent Jain monuments of India as a whole, in a chronological manner.
The Parsvanath temple is famous in the world as it contains some of the most excellent sculptures of Khajuraho e.g. figures of
Lakshmi-Narain, Balram-Reoti, eight Dikpalas (i.e. Indra, Agni, Yama, Nirriti, Varuna, Vayu, Kuber and Isan), Ambika, Kamdev Rati, Ram-Sita along with Hanuman.
This temple is also privileged to possess the best art pieces of Sura- Sundaris (Divine Nymphs) in various attractive postures. These canít be unnoticed by visitors. This temple is a
'Panchayatan type' of temple in Nagar style; as it has got all the five organs thereof i.e.Ardha-Mandap, Mandap, Maha-Mandap, Antaral and Garbhagriha (Sanctum).
Third is the Adinath temple located on the right of the parsvanath, is a beautiful - though small shrine. It is noted for
its simple but well- ornamented 'Shikhar' (spire) and the three bands of sculptures on its semi-circular outer wall containing
figures of Gandharvas and Kinnars (celestial musicians) and Vidyadharas, various Yakshas (Gods attending on Tirthankaras)
and Apsaras (celestial fairies). The figures of "Govadan" (or "Gomukh") - the attendant Yaksha of Lord Risabhadev
have been conspicuously carved-out. This temple has got the rare sculptures of sixteen Digambar Jain Vidyadevis - which have been
very carefully carved out by the master-artist of Khajuraho, who has taken much care and great pains to depict these goddesses along with
their 'Vahanas' (vehicles) and 'Ayudhas' (weapons) and the necessary 'Parikar' (background).
There are 31 another jain temples with beautiful architecture and idols.
Some of the most excellent
sculptures in Khajuraho Jain temples.