Odisha Style: Varahi Temple at Chaurasi

Chaurasi is a village close to Konark, with a Varahi temple from the late-10th c. The temple is contemporaneous with Mukteshwar in Bhubneswar, which marked the transition from the earlier style of Odia temples to the later style, but this temple follows the early style, with rectangular mandap. This temple also has a rectangular sanctum like Vaital Deul, and a tower that could be considered a version of the Khakhara Deul. Like other Khakhara Deul temples, this is also a Devi (in this case Varahi) temple.

 

Varahi Temple

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A Pidha Deul temple in Chaurasi

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