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Javari Temple at Khajuraho

A UNESCO World Heritage Centre in central India, Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh is noted for its architectural marvel. The Chandella rulers originally built the temples. However, of them, only 25 remain now.

The Javari temple, which belongs to the Eastern group of temples in Khajuraho, is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This small but well proportioned temple consists of a sanctum sanctorum, a vestibule, mandapa and a portico. The Javari temple is an architectural gem and is remarkable for its ornate entrance and sikhara (tower).

There are three bands of sculpture in the Javari temple. It is assumed that the temple dates back to a period between 1075 and 1100 AD.

The Khajuraho group of temples has been inscribed on the world heritage list for their outstanding universal value and human creative genius.