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Varaha Temple

Varaha Temple was built on a lofty plinth. The temple enshrines a colossal monolithic image of Varaha - an incarnation of Lord Vishnu in the form of a boar. The image is exquisitely finished to a glossy luster and is carved all over with multiple figures of Brahmanical divinities. The shrine has a pavilion with a pyramidal roof of receding tiers resting on 14 plain pillars. Other images in the temple are that of the Divine Serpent Shesh Nag and a broken figure of the Earth Goddess (Prithvi or Bhumi Devi). The flat ceiling is carved like a lotus flower.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Chhatarpur
Location: Khajuraho    


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