Varaha Temple
Varaha Temple
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  • R1chardN
    Surbiton, United Kingdom601 contributions
    Another excellent temple
    This temple is one of the western group of Khajuraho temples. You must have a guide to make the most of this UNESCO site. The temple is beautifully decorated and is set in a pleasant parkland setting near other temples. If you are in Khajuraho you have probably come to see the temples. I recommend them.
    Written April 11, 2020
  • S. Singh
    India5,621 contributions
    Varaha Temple / Mandap , A Jewel of Art in Western Group of Temples , Khajuraho
    Varaha Temple / Mandap , A Jewel of Art in Western Group of Temples , Khajuraho , Tickets – Single Ticket Applicable for all Monuments, Tickets purchase from Western Group of Temple side Ticket Window , for Children, Adults , Foreigner , SARRC Foreigner Camera – Tickets Applicable Audio Guide- Available on Rent Basis on Ticket Window Area , for Western Group of Temples If you get Fine and proper Guide Then you have know lot`s of historical and interesting fact about this place . Before Hire Guide please clear That how much area he will cover and which monument will cover , otherwise they will left the monuments and take money. Bargains Guide fee for Local Guide Caution- Mostly Guide ,avoid this monument and not saying any thing for this. So must keep it mind to see this IF you not take Taxi or Cab for Full Khajuraho Area. then All Monuments will cover via Auto Riksha , Normal Riksha . Recommended - Must Take full Two days for proper viewing full monuments . Must Have – Sun Glass, Water Bottles , Comfortable Shoes, Hat/ Caps , Extra PolyBag for garbage, empty bottles, empty food packets , in rainy session please do not wear shoes , use normal chaaples, so you can wash it Caution - Avoid in Summer Session for tourism in this area , it`s too much hot and only early morning and late evening time is suitable for viewing , which is not plant of timing for viewing properly all monuments A low parapet wall forms the side of the Temple , here we can sit on the soft smooth stone and admire the Giant Sculpture of Varaha. Under the Pyramidal roof stands an enormous monolithic Giant Sculpture of the Varaha. "Varaha" The boar incarnation of Vishnu, lord of preservation. The image is made out of a single block of stone . The stone shines like metal and is one of the most unusual sculptures Khajuraho. Varaha stands firm on all four feet, and near his front feet are the remains of a lovely pair of female feet where once stood the figure of the graceful earth goddess.
    Traveled on business
    Written March 17, 2019
  • Sudhakar7
    Ghaziabad, India200 contributions
    A incredible work of Carving and Architecture ......
    Just a incredible work of carving and architecture , with very perfect way..... made in c. 900–925 AD like more then 1000 years old.. situated in Eastern Group of temples.. The Varaha Temple enshrines a colossal monolithic image of Varaha, the boar incarnation of Lord Vishnu. In hindu , Varaha is the third Avatar of the Lord Vishnu, in the form of a Varaha. The statue of Varaha is 2.6 m long and 1.7 m high The sculpture is colossal and monolithic and made of sandstone. The sculpture is carved with numerous figures on its entire body. The sculpture carved between nose and mouth, depicts goddess (of Saraswati) carrying Veena in her arms.
    Traveled with family
    Written December 25, 2015
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK165,885 contributions
Jan 2020
This temple is dedicated to the araha or boar form of Vishnu. I remember this because the representation of Varaha is purely in animal form and the first time I’ve seen such a depiction rather than the anthropomorphic form. Other than that, the temple is a rather modest rectangular form with open plan of roof and plinth separated by columns.

This temple is amongst the first you’ll see as you enter the archaeological complex, so it’s worth a quick detour as a hors d'oeuvres before the main temples.
Written April 25, 2020
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jharr1s0n
London, UK867 contributions
Oct 2019
Amazing historical temple sitting in a tranquil park with many historic temples and a great place for taking photographs
Written January 30, 2020
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Seema H
Chandigarh, India2,252 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
The Varaha temple is dedicated to the boar reincarnation of Lord Vishnu. On first look, the idol looks like an Elephant, but on closer inspection you realise that it is a boar. The temple is part of the Western temple complex and you can visit it by paying a common entry fee
Written September 12, 2019
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lalani_13
Burnaby, Canada97 contributions
Nov 2018 • Family
we also went to see this temple with our guide as part of our tour and really enjoyed all the monuments.
Written December 26, 2018
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Dr P K Mehrotra
New Delhi, India2,803 contributions
Dec 2015 • Friends
Inside the western temple complex this temple is dedicated to VARAHA, the 3rd incarnation of lord Vishnu. Beautiful art wok and architecture is visible in all temples of this complex.
Single stone VARAHA statue is definitely worth to pose with.
Must visit.
Written September 10, 2016
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Nrip_10
Bengaluru, India67 contributions
Nov 2014 • Friends
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.
Written January 17, 2015
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guptarajesh_99
Vadodara, India118 contributions
Dec 2014 • Business
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.
Written December 22, 2014
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Yogibom
Navi Mumbai, India39 contributions
Nov 2014 • Family
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..
Written December 10, 2014
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Sujit Ojha
Khajuraho, India4 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
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
Written April 13, 2019
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pratnaparkhi
New Delhi, India629 contributions
Jan 2016 • Friends
There are eleven temples in Western Temples at Khajuraho. This is one of them. They are world famous temples and well maintained by Archaeological Survey of India. In some temples, it is difficult to climb stairs particularly for senior citizens.
Written January 31, 2016
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