Varaha Temple, Khajuraho

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The Varaha Temple at Khajuraho (Devanagri: वराह मंदिर) enshrines a colossal monolithic image of Varaha, the boar incarnation of Lord Vishnu. This temple depicts Varaha as a purely animal form. The temple is located in the Western Group of Temple Complex Khajuraho Group of Monuments, a World Heritage Site inscribed by UNESCO in 1986 in Khajuraho. Khajuraho is a small village in Chattarpur District of Madhya Pradesh, India.Varaha (वराह) is the third Avatar of the Lord Vishnu, in the form of a Varaha (Boar).LegendLord Vishnu appeared in the form of a Boar in order to defeat Hiranyaksha, a demon who had taken the Earth (Prithvi) and carried it to the bottom of what is described as the cosmic ocean in the story. The battle between Varaha and Hiranyaksha is believed to have lasted for a thousand years, which the former finally won. Varaha carried the Earth out of the ocean between his tusks and restored it to its place in the universe. Vishnu married Prithvi (Bhudevi) in this avatar.The Varaha Purana is a Purana in which the form of narration is a recitation by Varaha.
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  • The Varaha Temple is a part of Western Group Of Temples and is situated just Opposite to the laxmana temple. the entry fee is about 20 rs for the whole western group of temples.  more »
  • It is a small temple in Khajuraho West Group. Climbs the stairs and unto those who carved the giant boar throughout the body.
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  • This is a beautifully carved statue of Varaha, they boar incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Every inch of the body is filled with small sculptures  more »
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  • This is beautiful small Temple dedicated to God Vishnu third Avatar Varaha located in the western group of temple Khajuraho complexand front of Laxman Temple Rajnagar Road Khajuraho. This Mandir depicts Varaha as a purely animal form. This Mandir must visit with family and friends.
  • Best place to visit with friend. Good place for those who have interest in history.
  • Very beautiful Temple. Sit and relax here. One can see great Artisan work in it.
  • This is a hindu temple but here's nature and peace is for all human beings.
  • The Varaha temple houses a sturdy and sweet looking Varaha Avtaar of lord Vishnu. It has been there for a 1000 years now. Respect

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The worldwide fame of the Khajuraho temples has given rise to a vibrant tourist industry; consequently, this relatively small town offers a range of accommodation facilities. Most hotels concentrate along the airport road and main temple road, varying from luxury international chains to low budget lodgings. Five-star deluxe outlets with spas, pools, landscape gardens, and views of temples tend to lie closer to the airport, while economy accommodations surround the eastern group of temples and follow the Khudar River. Some family-friendly, affordable establishments have good views of the temples, and a few of the mid-range hotels feature lovely rooftop restaurants.
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