Jarai Ka Math

Located about 20 km from Orchha and displaying stunning Pratihara style of architecture, the Jarai Ka Math temple has been earmarked as a heritage site by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Constructed by Mihir Bhoja, a Pratihara king in 860 AD, this red sandstone temple, with four sub-shrines, is dedicated to Goddess Amba, whose multiple forms are intricately carved on the temple walls. The idol or the image of the main deity is missing from the sanctum sanctorum. Only, a pedestal and a statue of the jewelled right foot of a female on a lotus stalk can be seen. However, there is a miniature, sixteen-armed idol of a goddess kept on the central lintel of the entrance. This further supports the belief that the temple was initially built for a goddess.

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