Jain Temples, Deogarh

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Located near the Deogarh fort at the banks of the Betwa River, there are a cluster of ancient Jain temples some of which date back to the 8th and 9th century. These temples are located both within and outside the fort. These magnificent temples are of great archaeological interest and stand testimony to the architectural excellence of ancient India. The walls are covered with beautiful frescoes depicting Jain art, mythology and culture. The temples are made of red sandstone..

According to a survey by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), 31 Jain temples have been deciphered. All these temples date later to the Hindu temples found in this region. Depending on the time they were built, they have been categorized into two time periods: the early medieval period from 850 to 950 and the medieval period between 950 and 1150.

The Jain temples are a major pilgrimage destination for the Jain community. They also attract researchers from India and across the globe.

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