Vamana Temple, Khajuraho

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Vamana Temple
Vamana temple at Khajuraho
Vamana temple at Khajuraho
Vamana Temple is located in Madhya Pradesh
Vamana Temple
Vamana Temple
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Location in Madhya Pradesh
Coordinates: 24°51′11″N 79°55′10″E / 24.85306°N 79.91944°E / 24.85306; 79.91944Coordinates: 24°51′11″N 79°55′10″E / 24.85306°N 79.91944°E / 24.85306; 79.91944
Name
Proper name: Vamana Temple
Devanagari: वामन मंदिर
Location
Country: India
State: Madhya Pradesh
District: Chattarpur, Khajuraho[1]
Location: Khajuraho[1]
Architecture and culture
Primary deity: Vamana, incarnation of Vishnu[1]
Number of temples: 1
History
Date built:
(Current structure)
Assignable to circa 1050-75.[1]
Creator: Chandella Rulers

Vamana temple (Devanagri:वामन मंदिर) is a Hindu mandir dedicated to Vamana, an incarnation of the deity Vishnu.[1]

Vamana (Devanagari: वामन, IAST: Vāmana) is described in the Puranic texts of Hinduism as the Fifth Avatar of Vishnu, and the first incarnation of the Second Age, or the Treta yuga. He is the first Avatar of Vishnu which appears with a completely human form, though it was that of a dwarf Brahmin.

The temple was built between assignable to circa 1050-75.[1] It forms part of the Khajuraho Group of Monuments, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Location[edit]

The temple is located in the eastern area of Khajuraho.[1] It is situated about 200 meters to the north-east to Brahma Temple.[1]

Architecture[edit]

It has a sanctum,[1] vestibule,[1] maha-mandapa[1] with lateral transepts[1] and an entrance-porch.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) - Vamana Temple". Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Retrieved 21 March 2012. 

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