Javari Temple, Khajuraho

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The Javari Temple in Khajuraho, India, is a Hindu temple, which forms part of the Khajuraho Group of Monuments, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was built between c. 975 and 1100 A.D.The temple is dedicated to the Hindu deity Vishnu. The main idol of the temple is broken and headless(see image).LocationThe temple is located in the eastern area of Khajuraho. It is near to and visible from Vamana Temple, and at a distance of about 200 meters (south) from it.ArchitectureIt has well-proportioned architecture, with a sanctum, vestibule, mandapa and portico, but without pradakshinapatha. It has remable Makara Torana (Capricorn Arch) and shikhara (top). It has three bands of carved sculptures on the outer wall. The temple has a close resemblance with Chaturbhuja Temple, also at Khajuraho.Main idolThe main idol of the temple is broken and headless.Makara (Capricorn) ArchTemple has beautiful Makara (Capricorn) Arch at the entrance porch (also seen in image).Entrance of sanctumThe entrance gate of sanctum has sculptures depicting nava-graha on the top. Along with nava-graha sculptures, sculpture of the Hindu deities Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva can also be seen.SculpturesThe temple has two bands of sculpture on the outer wall (see image).
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  • Among the temples of the Khajuraho "Eastern group", this is probably the most impressive. It is enclosed within a fence, and surrounded by a small, well-kept garden, where you can admire among other t...  more »
  • Temple dedicated to the god Vishnu, located in the eastern part of temples and outside the normal visitor route
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  • Wonderful architecture of 10th century. Beautiful place, neat and clean. Good atmosphere and spiritual vibe. Many small details to view and observe. Inside architecture is also awesome.
  • Peaceful temple at the end of the road, not many people visiting. No entrance fee and worth a visit, even though there's only this one temple.
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