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Mutilated murtis and broken temples of Khajuraho

This is not a detailed or a large post - but a short photo essay on the later, and smaller and not much visited temples of Khajuraho. A photograph I saw this morning of Chaturbhuj haunted me, to think of all those mutilated murtis and broken parts of such beautiful temples. These temples were built much after the grand Lakshmana and the Kandariya Mahadev Temples, pinnacles of north Indian style of temples called as Nagara. These are photos from my phone, and I do not have a good exterior picture of the Duladev Temple. But, this post is about the later temples Vamana, Javari, Chaturbhuj and Duladev. They are beautiful, different and in fact the last one is the only temple that does not have any erotic sculptures and houses a very unique Vishnu Murti in the Garbhagriha. Duladev is a Shiva temple, the names is a later local legend, but the temple houses a Shiva Linga and locals come and pray here even today. The beautiful Javari temple, considered a Vishnu temple but the murti inside ha…
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