Varaha Temple, Khajuraho

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The Varaha Temple at Khajuraho (Devanagri: वराह मंदिर) enshrines a colossal monolithic image of Varaha, the boar incarnation of Lord Vishnu. This temple depicts Varaha as a purely animal form. The temple is located in the Western Group of Temple Complex Khajuraho Group of Monuments, a World Heritage Site inscribed by UNESCO in 1986 in Khajuraho. Khajuraho is a small village in Chattarpur District of Madhya Pradesh, India.
Varaha (वराह) is the third Avatar of the Lord Vishnu, in the form of a Varaha (Boar).
Lord Vishnu appeared in the form of a Boar in order to defeat Hiranyaksha, a demon who had taken the Earth (Prithvi) and carried it to the bottom of what is described as the cosmic ocean in the story. The battle between Varaha and Hiranyaksha is believed to have lasted for a thousand years, which the former finally won. Varaha carried the Earth out of the ocean between his tusks and restored it to its place in the universe. Vishnu married Prithvi (Bhudevi) in this avatar.
The Varaha Purana is a Purana in which the form of narration is a recitation by Varaha.
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  • Initially when one steps into this temple which is in duplicate at the two ends of the entrance to the western temple complex, one would think this is an elephant. But on close inspection it appeared ...  more »
  • While you thing about any Temple in your mind amongst them Varaha Tempe is most fasinate to see when you are in Khajuraho. I strongly recommend to see the the Temple as  more »
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  • Marvellous monolith Varaha the wild boar. Has carvings all over its body & located under a canopy resting on fourteen pillars. It faces Lakshman Temple. Varaha is third avtar of Lord Vishnu. Carvings include Saraswati, a python in feet and large number of smaller figures. Estimated to have been constructed in 900 - 925 AD and in asingle piece of sandstone. The Varaha statue is 2.6 m long and has a hight of 1.7 m. It was listed as World Heritage Site in 1986. Opens with other temples & no seperate ticket for this.
  • Nice temple. 14 poles
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