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Varaha shrine

14.04.2010 / last updated: 23.11.2010

The Varaha shrine

The Varaha Shrine, built on a lofty plinth, is simpler and more modest. It is an oblong pavilion with a pyramidal roof of receeding tiers, resting on fourteen plain pillars. The temple enshrines a colossal monolithic image of Varaha, the boar incarnation of Vishnu. The shrine is built entirely of sandstone. It is dated to circa 900 - 925 AD.

[source: archaeological survey of india]