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Chaturbhuja Temple (built c. 1100)

Chaturbhuja temple was built in the declining years of the Chandella dynasty. It is crudely built and lacks the ornamentation and sexual imagery of the other Khajuraho temples. It was constructed by Emperor Lakshavarman primarily to enshrine an image of the four-armed 'Chaturbhuja' Vishnu brought from Tibet. In addition, the temple also enshrines another incarnation of Vishnu known as the 'Narasingha avatar' (an incarnation of Vishnu that is part-man, part-lion). There are also images of the god Shiva, including Shiva's incarnation as the 'Ardhanarishvara', an androgeonous deity, as well as his incarnation as the four-armed god of destruction

Location

The approximate location of the temple is 24.825064' N, 79.931000' E (WGS 84 map datum).

Bibliography:

All images copyright 2001 Professor Robert D. Fiala of Concordia University, Nebraska; and Kaye Yeo Ahn

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Indrajit posted on Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:19 am:

I am researching on sculptures, kindly send me photographs of sculptures of this temple

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