Vishnu Temple Gurha: Vishnu Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located in Gurha Village in Mehrauni Tehsil in Lalitpur District in Uttar Pradesh, India. The temple is one of the states protected monuments in Uttar Pradesh declared by the Archaeological Survey of India.
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History of Vishnu Temple Gurha
This temple is believed to be built in the 11th century CE by the Chandelas of Jejakabhukti, an Indian dynasty that ruled Central India particularly much of the Bundelkhand region (then called Jejakabhukti) between the 9th and the 13th centuries.
Vishnu Temple Gurha
This temple stands over a low-raised platform. The temple consisted of a sanctum and entrance porch. The entrance porch had been lost completely. The sanctum doorway is completely broken and can be found scattered around the temple.
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The base of the broken doorjamb carved with images of river goddesses Ganga & Yamuna with their attendants can be seen at the entrance of the sanctum. Though the temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the sanctum enshrines a Shiva Linga. The shikhara over the sanctum had been lost completely.
The exterior of the temple is decorated with niches housing images of Hindu deities on three sides, pilasters, floral motifs, and geometrical patterns.
Connectivity of Vishnu Temple Gurha
The temple is located at about
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- 21 km from Madawara,
- 28 Km from Mahrauni,
- 30 km from Malthone,
- 51 km from Tikamgarh,
- 55 km from Lalitpur,
- 57 Km from Lalitpur Junction Railway Station and 225 Km from Bhopal Airport.
- The temple is situated about 12 Km to the east of Bachhrai on Malthone to Mahrauni route.
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