Varaha Temple - Things to Know Before Visiting
Rajnagar Rd, Sevagram, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh 471606, India
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About Varaha Temple
Varaha is the third Avatar of the Lord Vishnu. Varaha temple in Khajuraho houses a colossal monolithic image of Lord Varaha, which is the boar incarnation of Lord Vishnu. This temple depicts Lord Varaha as a purely animal form. The temple is a World Heritage Site since 1986. The temple architecture is simple, modest yet elegant.
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The Lakshmana Temple is a 10th-century Hindu temple built by Yashovarman located in Khajuraho dedicated to Vaikuntha Vishnu. The structure consists of all the elements of Hindu temple architecture.
Matangeshvara Temple is one of the oldest temples in Khajuraho, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Constructed using polished sandstone, the temple houses an 8 ft Shivalinga, which is believed to be among the largest in India. Being one of the plainest temples in Khajuraho, the temple does not feature any intricate carvings and patterns on exteriors or interiors of the temple.
The Nandi temple is a Hindu temple in Khajuraho town. It is dedicated to Nandi, the bull which serves as the mount (vāhana) of Shiva, in Hindu mythology. As a common architecture trend, temples of Shiva display stone images of a seated Nandi facing Shiva. Following the trend, this temple is located opposite to the Vishvanatha Temple, which is dedicated to Shiva. This structure is one of the monuments among the Khajuraho Group of Monuments, a World Heritage Site in India.
Parvati Temple is a temple dedicated to the goddess Parvati, consort of Shiva. This structure is one of the monuments among Khajuraho Group of Monuments, a World Heritage Site in India. It has heavily restored small sanctum. The porch is completely lost and of the sanctum only the plinth has survived.
Devi Jagadambika Temple or Jagadambika Temple is one of a group of about 25 temples at Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh is a World Heritage Site. The temples of Khajuraho were built by the rulers of the Chandela dynasty between the 10th and the 12th centuries.
Chitragupta Temple is a unique temple dedicated to Surya, the Sun God. The temple has the image of the Sun-God driving a seven-horse chariot. On the walls, you can see beautiful carvings of sura-sundaris and couples in erotic poses. Images of eleven-headed God Vishnu also adorn the walls of the temple. The temple has been classified as a Monument of National Importance by the Archaeological Survey of India.
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Discover More Attractions in Chhatarpur, Where Varaha Temple Is Located
Chhatarpur is situated in the northeastern border of the state of Madhya Pradesh. It came into existence in 1956. It is one of 52 districts in the State of Madhya Pradesh in India.