Madhya Pradesh , Bhopal
The Javari temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Situated in the heritage town of Khajuraho, the temple bears a close resemblance with Chaturbhuja temple. The temple is said to have been built by the Chandela dynasty rulers, between 975 and 1100 A.D. The name Javari is believed to have been derived from the one time owner of the land, as there is no Hindu deity with the name.
The myth of the origin of Khajuraho temples revolves around Hemvati who was the beautiful daughter of Hemraj, the royal priest of Kashi. It is believed that the Moon God, taken in by her beauty, descended to earth in human form and ravished her. Hemvati, who was a child widow, threatened to curse the god for ruining her life. To make amends god promised that she would become the mother of a heroic son. He also asked her to go to to Khajujupura wh...View more
re the son would become the King and build numerous temples. The child, Chandravarman, later became the King and true to his father's words built many shrines of architectural wonder. He was the head of the Chandela clan. His successors of the clan continued to build beautiful temples at Khajuraho. After fall of Chandella dynasty, Khajuraho Temples suffered destruction by foreign invaders which forced local people to leave the area. From about 13th century to 18th century, Khajuraho temples remained in obscurity until it was re-discovered by British engineer T. S. Burt
The temple is built in Nagara style of architecture. Situated on a plinth, it contains a sanctum, vestibule, mandapa and portico but without pradakshinapatha. It has an exquisitely carved Makara Torana (Capricorn Arch) and shikhara. The main idol of Lord Vishnu inside the sanctum, is unfortunately, broken and headless. There are sculptures of Hindu Gods and navagrahas. The elaborate gateway of the temple is beautiful and there are images of men a...View more
d women carved on the walls.
Devotees are advised to wear clean and conservative attire.
Khajuraho is one of the most popular tourist spots in Madhya Pradesh. It is famous for its ancient temples that depict some of the finest art and architecture in the world.
Eastern Group of Temples, Sevagram, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
By Air- Khajuraho Airport is the nearest airport. Taxi or jeep can be taken to the temple.
By Rail - Khajuraho railway station is connected to a few towns only. Mahoba is the nearest major railhead, 63 km away and is well connected to other parts of the country.
By Road - Khajuraho is well connected by road. Many private and state-owned buses run from Khajuraho to neighbouring cities.