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Javari Temple in Khajuraho, India, is a Hindu mandir which forms part of the Khajuraho Group of Monuments, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was built between c. 975 and 1100 A.D. [1 ]
The temple is dedicated to the Hindu deity
Vishnu. The main idol of the temple is broken and headless(see image). [1 ] [2 ]
Location [ edit ]
The 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) [1 ] from it. [1 ]
Architecture [ edit ]
It has well-proportioned architecture, with a sanctum,
vestibule, [1 ] mandapa [1 ] and portico, [1 ] but without pradakshinapatha. It has remable Makara Torana [1 ] (Capricorn Arch) and shikhara (top). It has three bands of carved sculptures on the outer wall. The temple has a close resemblance [1 ] with Chaturbhuja Temple, also at Khajuraho. [1 ]
Main idol [ edit ]
The main idol (of Vishnu
) of the temple is broken and headless. [1 ] [2 ]
Makara (Capricorn) Arch [ edit ]
Temple has beautiful
Makara (Capricorn) Arch at the entrance porch (also seen in image). [1 ]
Entrance of sanctum [ edit ]
The 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.
Sculptures [ edit ]
The temple has two bands of sculpture on the outer wall (see image).
Gallery [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]