Eastern Group of temples in Khajuraho quite different from the other temples in Khajuraho is dominated by the Jain temples. Parsvanath temple the largest Jain temple in Khajuraho is located in the eastern group of temples. Adinatha temple and the Ghantai temple is near the Parsvanath temple and is also certainly worth a visit. Brahma Temple dedicated to Vishnu is the only temple built in granite here.
A kilometer towards from the Western group of Temples is the khajur sagar and the old village of Khajuraho. The eastern group of temples is strewn around here. The Jain community during the Chandela rule lived in the eastern side of Khajuraho and a number of Jain temples from that period is now located in the eastern complex about 10 mins from the Western group of Khajuraho temples.
Vamana & Javari Temples
Vamana & Javari temples are dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The Vamana temple enshrines Lord Vishnu’s chubby and dwarfed incarnation, Lord Vamana. Javari temple is named so after the millet crop that is grown in the surrounding fields.
Temples in the Eastern Group
Parsvanath Temple is the largest structure among the Jain temples and is dedicated to Jain Tirthankara Parshvanatha. This temple was originally dedicated to the deity Adinath, but later an image of Parsvanath was installed and the temple assumed the new name. Located within a walled enclosure this temple is noted for the precision of its construction.
Located on the bank of Khajursagar, Brahma temple is in fact dedicated to Vishnu. Brahma temple is one of the three hindu temples in the Eastern group of temples in Khajuraho. Except for some sculptures of Ganga and Yamuna on the doorway Brahma temple built in granite is pretty much a plain temple. It has a four-faced linga in the sanctum, hence the name Brahma temple