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Vamana temple | Madhya Pradesh , Chhatarpur

Forming a part of  the Khajuraho Group of Monuments, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the Vamana temple dedicated to the fifth avatar of Lord Vishnu. The temple was built between 1050-75AD, during the rule of Chandela dynasty. Though smaller that some of the other monuments in Khajuraho, the temple attracts devotees and tourists  with its rich architectural splendour.

Legend

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

Architecture

Built in Nagara style of architecture the shrine is on a high platform. Around the temple are two band of sculptures with almost 3000 figures. The sculptures are a blend of gods, their consorts, female figures, sensuous postures and mythical creatures. The temples is medium sized. The doorway of the sanctum is decorated and richly carved. It has a maha mandapa, which consists of sculptures and carved pillars. The sanctum enshrines the image of fo...View more

Darsan Info

Guides are available to give a tour of the temple and explain its history.

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Darsan Dresscode

Devotees are advised to wear clean and conservative attire.

Culture

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.

Language Spoken:Hindi

Location and Contact

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.

Additional Info

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Temple Rituals

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Regular Offerings

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