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Vaman Temple

Chhatarpur District, Khajuraho, India
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Ranked #12 of 34 Attractions in Khajuraho
Type: Religious Sites
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Dehradun, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

One of the major relics of the Chandela dynasty, the fascinating Vamana Temple is a beautiful shrine built in the Eastern complex of Khajuraho. It is dedicated to the Hindu Lord Vishnu’s dwarfed and chubby incarnation, Lord Vamana. The exterior walls of the temple are adorned with intricate sculptures of apsaras and celestial nymphs in sensuous postures. Other carvings that... More

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Beautifully carved sculptures on this another small temple among the eastern group of monuments make it a masterpiece. The temple dedicated to the Vaman Avatar of Lord Vishnu

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is one of my favourite temples in Khajuraho, up there in terms of quality with what you will get in the Western Group. Wonderful intricate carvings around the exterior, and green grass all around. Would have preferred to get here either earlier or later in the day in order to admire more thoroughly away from the heat of the... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Unbelievable...I don't know what more to say. The size, the shape, the dimension, the carvings...I could go on and on, but it could never touch on the sheer beauty that you are subjected to upon seeing this incredible temple that is close to 1,100 years old. It is just amazing!

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Before visiting here I had no idea that Vishnu sometimes liked to descend to Earth incarnated as a dwarf called Vaman. I'm not sure that if I was granted deity status that this would occur to me as something worthwhile to do. On the other hand, this is all part of the fun here, and there is a likeable statue... More

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Lucknow, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I had never heard of any Vaman temple any where before. This one has huge statue of Vaman Avatar of LordVishnu very ancient and diffrent. Must see

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

vamana temple is one of the finest temple of Khajuraho. Situated in the eastern part it is the temple of Lord Vishnu in his Vamana avatar. Situated in the village just 1km from the main western group of temples. the relief and panel work of this temple is excellent. mostly idol of Hindu god and goddesses are created in the... More

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Kurukshetra, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

This temple comes under eastern group of Khajuraho temples under ASI. This temple is dedicated to 5th incarnation of God Vishnu, Vaman (The dwarf). The legend goes that Vaman tricked demon Bali into granting him as much land as he could cover in 3 steps. After the promise was made by Bali, Vaman became a giant who covered the universe... More

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