Vamana temple, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh || One of the temples that form the Eastern Group of Temples

Most tourists, before actually visiting Khajuraho, are already aware of the Western Group of Temples, owing to the hype around the erotic sculptures. A little research wakes them up to the presence of two more groups of temples - the eastern group of temples and the southern group of temples.   In this blog post, we will talk about one temple in the Eastern Group of Temples. We have already talked about the Jain temples, which are also part of the Eastern Group of Temples. Now we will talk about Vamana temple, which is a smallish temple about 2 kilometers from the Khajuraho Jain Temples.


Most tourists, before actually visiting Khajuraho, are already aware of the Western Group of Temples, owing to the hype around the erotic sculptures. A little research wakes them up to the presence of two more groups of temples - the eastern group of temples and the southern group of temples. 

In this blog post, we will talk about one temple in the Eastern Group of Temples. We have already talked about the Jain temples, which are also part of the Eastern Group of Temples. Now we will talk about Vamana temple, which is a smallish temple about 2 kilometers from the Khajuraho Jain Temples. 


The Vamana temple is dedicated to the Vamana avatar of Lord Vishnu. You can see a statue of the Vamana avatar here. The external walls of the temple are adorned with sculptures of various apsaras and nymphs in various erotic postures.   The temple has a Garbha Graha and a mandap and it is here that you find a dwarf image of the Vamana avatar. The main Shikhar of the temple stands tall, unencumbered by anything else.   While I wouldn't say that except the Jain temple, I found any other temple in the Eastern Group as much-visit, but still if you have time on your hands, do see these temples as well. It just gives you a more holistic idea of Khajuraho.

The Vamana temple is dedicated to the Vamana avatar of Lord Vishnu. You can see a statue of the Vamana avatar here. The external walls of the temple are adorned with sculptures of various apsaras and nymphs in various erotic postures. 


The temple has a Garbha Graha and a mandap and it is here that you find a dwarf image of the Vamana avatar. The main Shikhar of the temple stands tall, unencumbered by anything else. 


While I wouldn't say that except the Jain temple, I found any other temple in the Eastern Group as much-visit, but still if you have time on your hands, do see these temples as well. It just gives you a more holistic idea of Khajuraho. 

Comments

Sujatha Sathya said…
like most people, I too wasn't aware of this. Nice info

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