Varaha TempleCurrently Closed
- Address: Rajnagar Road, Sevagram, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India
- Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: 300 INR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids
Varaha Temple - Review
Varaha is depicted as an animal or a combination of half human and half beast in all art forms. In the more popular form, it is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu with a head of a boar on a human body, having four arms. Two arms hold two maces or lotuses or swords or simply make a gesture of blessing and between the other two, one has a conch and the other a wheel. The Earth is held between the boar’s tusks.
According to mythology, Lord Vishnu appeared in his Varaha Avatar to defeat Hiranyakashyapa. He was a demon and was destroying the earth by taking it till the bottom of what is depicted as a cosmic ocean in the stories. The battle between the demon and Lord Vishnu is said to have went on for a thousand years and at the end the demon was defeated. After this Varaha carried the earth from the bottom of the ocean and came out of the water to place it in the right place in the universe. He married Bhudevi in this avatar.
The Varaha Temple is one of the monuments in the Khajuraho Group of Monuments that are protected by the Archeological Survey of India. It is also said to have been built by the Chandela ruler in the 1st century. The shrine is built on a raised platform and has a pyramidal roof. The design is plain as compared to the other temples in the group. The temple rests on fourteen pillars that are not at all carved. The temple is completely made of sandstone.
Inside the temple is the huge idol of the Lord Varaha. The body of Varaha is filled with carvings among which the most beautiful is that of the Goddess Saraswati playing her veena.
Varaha Temple Information
- Do not miss out on the light and sound show. The voice over has been done by the famous Amitabh Bachhan in his deep voice. This transfers you to the ancient Chandela Era and is very educational also.
- The best time to visit is from October to March and avoid the extreme summers and then the monsoons.
- Photography is freely allowed inside.
- The annual dance shows are held during the last week of February every year.
- There are also exclusive audio guides available here.
Varaha Temple Ticket Prices
Ticket prices of the light & sound show are-
- Rs. 75 for adults and Rs. 25 for children (Indians)
- Rs. 300 for adults and Rs. 150 for children (Foreigners)
Varaha Temple Hours
Light & Sound show timings are-
- English- 6:00PM
- Hindi- 7:40 PM
How To reach Varaha Temple by Public Transport
- The nearest airport is the Town Airport.
- The nearest railway station is the Mahoba Junction.
Restaurants Near Varaha Temple
- Swiss Restaurant, Spice Garden Restaurant, Zaffron 1838, New Punjab, Safari Restaurant, Rakas, Italian Restaurant, Pramod Restaurant, Ganesh Restaurant, Aggarwal Restaurant, OKO, 24*7, Great Temple Restaurant, Panna.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Varaha Temple
95% of people who visit Khajuraho include Varaha Temple in their plan
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34.48% of people start their Varaha Temple visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Varaha Temple
61.54% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Varaha Temple
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Varaha Temple, Khajuraho Reviews
A huge monolithic statutte of Varaha Dev the 3rd Dashavatar and incarnation of Bhagawan Vishnu, stands tall within the Varaha Temple of Khsjuraho. The intricate carvings all over the statutte are a feast for the eyes. The temple built entirely of sandstone, rests on a lofty plinth. It is an ablong pavillion with a pyramid shaped roof of receding tires.
Nice Hindu temple...Varaha is the avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu who takes the form of a boar to rescue goddess earth.Varaha is listed as third in the Dashavatara, the ten principal avatars of vinshu In a symbolic Hindu mythology, when the demon Hiranyaksha tormented the earth and its inhabitants, she sinks into the primordial waters. Vishnu took the form of the Varaha, descended into the depths of the oceans to rescue her. Varaha slew the demon and retrieved the Earth from the ocean, lifting her on his tusks, and restored Bhudevi to her place in the universe. Varaha may be depicted completely as a boar or in an anthropomorphic form, with a boar's head and human body. The rescued earth lifted by Varaha is often depicted as a young woman called Bhudevi. The earth may be depicted as a mass of land balanced on his tusk.
a small yet impressive temple housing a huge monolithic sculpture of "varaha"avatar of LORD vISHNU WHERE HE INCARNATES IN FORM OF A BOAR!!iits really impressive.Currently Archaeological Survey of India is carrying out repairs here and part of it is inaccessible due to scaffolding erected!
"Wonderful place and architecture and well maintenance by government "
Nice typical architecture.Huge hog.