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Varaha - Boar Vishnu Avatar Big Statue At Eran in Madhya Pradesh

Eran Village is located on the banks of Bina River. The village is famous for a colossal statue of the Varaha incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Eran is located around 75 km northwest of Sagar and 80 km northeast of Vidisha.

The colossal statue of Yajna Varaha is 14 feet long, 5 feet broad and 11 feet high. It is believed to have been constructed by Chandragupta Vikramaditya. It is decorated with sculpted bands with an inscription of the first year of Huna King Toramana’s reign. It is also wonderfully decorated with 1,185 figures of sages arranged in twelve rows.

The huge body of Varaha is covered with miniature sculptures of various Hindu gods and goddesses and sages. Bhudevi is shown hanging on the tusk of Varaha.

Carved on the floor between the boars legs is a depiction of the ocean, with serpents and sea life.

Hanging from the right tusk of Varaha is Bhudevi, in the ears are Vidyadharas (celestial musicians), together with a garland consisting of 28 circles, 27 of them containing an image of male and female figures, the last remaining circle housing a scorpion.

Eran is also famous for seven feet mutilated Narasimha Murti and 13 feet Vishnu murti.

If you wish to take a look at some wonderful images of Varaha and other sculptures you can view them here.