Dashavatar Temple

EARLIEST KNOWN PANCHAYATAN TEMPLE IN NORTH INDIA

DASHAVATAR TEMPLE

The crumbling Dashavatara Temple was constructed during the 5th Century, Gupta period. This temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu is the earliest known Panchayatan Temple in North India. Figures of Ganga and Yamuna adorn the carved doorway leading to the sanctum sanctorum. There are large carved panels along the side walls that depict scenes from Vaishnava mythology. These panels are unique and are not found anywhere else in the world. According to the belief, it has been discovered that Shikhar architecture was introduced for the first time here. Only the lower portion remains of the spire, which was the most important part of the temple.

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