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Varaha Temple

This masterpiece temple is a part of the Khajuraho Temple Complex and dates back to the 10th Century. This was one of the most popular temples even during that time and the main reason being the exquisite hand- work on the temple walls. The temple was dedicated to the third incarnation of Lord Vishnu which is in the form of a boar. The polished sandstone idol and the walls of this temple look awesome even after so many centuries. The temple is situated on a raised platform and rhis platform is surrounded by 674 other smaller Hindu idols. Apart from the main huge idol Lord Varaha there are other idols of Hindu Gods and Goddesses here.
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Build on lofty plinth, the Varaha shrine rests on fourteen plain pillars which houses a Yajna Varaha (incarnation of Vishnu) idol. All over the idol multiple figures of gods and goddesses are carved. The ceiling has lotus flower with exquisite detailing. It faces the Lakshama temple. It’s said that this temple was built by Yashovarman. The serpent Sheshnag is their at the pedestal.