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Address: Chhatarpur District | Opp. Lakshmana Temple, Khajuraho, India

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Varaha Temple of Khajuraho

This is a small Temple, but you must climb a few steps to see the Varaha - one of Lord Vishnu's Avataras. This is a huge Statue of Varaha. (wild boar), carved out of a big single... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Bangalore
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is a small Temple, but you must climb a few steps to see the Varaha - one of Lord Vishnu's Avataras. This is a huge Statue of Varaha. (wild boar), carved out of a big single sand stone. The whole body of this statue is very intricately carved.

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Howrah, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The varaha temple is smaller one. There is huge statue of Varah(avatara of lord vishnu) with lots of sculptures carved on its body. The carving at the roof also very nice. Actually this temple is oblong shaped with pyramidal roof and has 14 pillars.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is one of the smaller temples in the Western Group, however, it has very intricate carving and nothing like what we had seen before.

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Kolhapur, India
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42 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This is the first temple you come across when starting the tour of temples. A small one. When you climb the stairs go inside, there is huge statue of Varah with lots of sculptures carved on its body. You can spare few minutes here and move on for further sightseeing.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The varaha temple is small ,made of sandstone like the other temples and is dedicated to vishnu.the varaha statue has beautiful carvings made on it which is simply beautiful.

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Vadodara, India
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This temple contains the statue of Varaha Avtara of the Lord Vishnu and faces the Lakshmana Temple. The figure of the Varaha is huge and beautifully decorated.

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Mumbai
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

A large Varah is carved out of a single stone block. Thousands of gods and goddesses are carved on this Varah. Their is Shri Laxmi carved on the mouth as well..

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Bengaluru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

A big varaha with carvings is built on a lofty plinth.This temple is oblong shaped with pyramidical roof. There is the monolithic image of varaha and has 14 pillars. The whole image of the varaha is carved allover with numerous figures of gods and goddesses. Varaha is the boar incarnation of Vishnu. A huge serpant is carved at the feet... More 

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Dehradun, India
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143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Carving of images of thousands of god and goddess in a large structure of Barah(boar) is the uniqueness of this temple.Guide will explain you in detail. There is a lotus flower carved beautifully on the ceiling of the temple, which symbolises a padma (lotus) that is generally seen in the hand of God Vishnu.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

There has been much effort placed in the small carvings located all over the body of Varaha, and it is worth a few minutes to admire before you head on to the Lakshmana temple. One of the first temples you will see upon entering the compound containing the Western Temples.

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