Javari Temple, Khajuraho

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Javari Temple
Javari temple at Khajuraho
Javari temple at Khajuraho
Javari Temple is located in Madhya Pradesh
Javari Temple
Javari Temple
Location in Madhya Pradesh
Proper name Javari Temple
Devanagari जावरी मंदिर
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
Country India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Chattarpur, Khajuraho[1]
Location Khajuraho[1]
Primary deity Vishnu[1]
Number of temples 1
History and governance
Date built C. 975 and 1100 A.D.[1]
Creator Chandella Rulers

The Javari Temple in Khajuraho, India, is a Hindu temple, 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.[1] The main idol of the temple is broken and headless(see image).[2]


The temple is located in the eastern area of Khajuraho.[1] It is near to and visible from Vamana Temple, and at a distance of about 200 meters (south)[1] from it.


It has well-proportioned architecture, with a sanctum,[1] 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.

Main idol[edit]

The main idol (of Vishnu[1]) of the temple is broken and headless.[2]

Makara (Capricorn) Arch[edit]

Temple has beautiful Makara[1] (Capricorn) Arch at the entrance porch (also seen in image).

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.


The temple has two bands of sculpture on the outer wall (see image).[3]



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) - Javari Temple". Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Retrieved 21 March 2012.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  2. ^ a b Image:Main Idol in Javari Temple
  3. ^ Image:Javari Temple

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