13th December 2005 : Afternoon
I arrived at noon, at the eastern Group of Jain and Hindu temples near Khajuraho Village and first saw the Adinatha Temple.
Javari-Temple devoted to Vishnu 1075-1100 and noted for its ornatemakara-torana and soaring Shikara
It is mistakenly called Bramha temple because of the Lingam now in the sanctum ... but it was orginally dedicated to Vishnu, as per the figure on the lintel on sanctum doorway!
By 1:20 pm I had completed the rouds of the Eastern Group of temple and then drove past above Bramha temple heading South to Duladeo Temple.
Vamana Temple - dwarf incarnation of Vishnu AD 1050-1075
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Khajuraho is a World Heritage Site. It was once the capital of Chandela kingdom. The Chandelas built these temples in a creative century between 950 to 1050 AD, in a remote location; which perhaps helped it survive the Muslim onslaught. This page covers the temples and sculptures of the Eastern Group of Temples.