Sri Vishnu Varaha Mandir is in Majoli village in Jabalpur of Madhya Pradesh.
Sri Vishnu Varaha Mandir – is the home of an elephantine Varaha (that’s a boar incarnation of Lord Vishnu)
The temple may be small and have a narrow low entrance – but is full of intricate carvings and sculptures of various Hindu gods and goddesses. Just watch your head as you enter the sanctum, or you might end up seeing stars like the celestial bodies decorating the temple walls.
But let’s get to the real star of the show – Lord Varaha himself. Standing on all fours in a metal enclosure, this impressive statue has carvings depicting various saints, devathas, and incarnations of Lord Vishnu. If you’ve ever been to Khajuraho, you might recognize a similar statue there, but for the rest of us, this is a one-of-a-kind experience.
And let’s not forget about the other idols – from Lord Naga devata to Lord Surya and Goddess Durga, there’s something for everyone here. It’s no wonder that pilgrims flock to this temple all year round, and it’s definitely a must-see for any tourist visiting Jabalpur.
According to ancient texts and people, this temple is believed to have been built during the 10th century, and although it was destroyed at one point, it was later rebuilt in the 17-18th century. It’s a testament to the enduring faith and devotion of the people who have kept this temple alive for so many centuries.
So if you want to see a miracle of archaeology and religion all in one place, head on over to the Sri Vishnu Varaha Mandir in Majoli.