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Brahma temple

20.04.2010 / last updated: 26.11.2010

The Brahma temple

This temple is situated in a picturesque location, on the banks of the Khajursagar tank. It presently enshrines a four-faced Shiva-linga, because of which the temple was wrongly attributed to Brahma. But the temple was originally dedicated to Vishnu, for there is an image of Vishnu in the centre of its lintel. The temple is based on a simple plan, with a body of granite and a pyramidal spire made of sandstone. It does not have the usual sculptural adornment on its walls as do the other Khajuraho temples, but it has figures of the river goddesses Ganga and Yamuna on either side of the door. The temple has been dated to around 925 AD.