• Vishnu

Dashavatara Temple

Deogarh (Fort of Gods) with its deep historical reference and religious significance is a town, 33 km from Lalitpur district in the northern town of Uttar Pradesh. It is situated on the banks of Betwa River. The best season to visit the place is from September to May. The nearest railway station is 13 km from Deogarh, Jakhlaun.Deogarh is an ideal tourist destination. It holds the remains of structures built by several dynasties as the Guptas, Gurjara Pratiharas, Gonds, Mughals, Bundelas and the Marathas. There are several temples and Jain shrines in the area. A temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the Dashavatar temple constructed during the Gupta period displays artistic sculptures. The 31 Jain temples inside the Deogarh Fort are a popular attraction. Among these temples the Jain Tirthankar Shantinath is very famous. The Chandela kings decorated the temples with the marvelous panels depicting scenes from the Hindu scriptures like Gajendra Moksha, Nar-Narayan Tapasya and Anantasayi Vishnu who excels in beauty. The temples display sculpted scenes from the epics Mahabharata and Ramayana. The inscriptions in Sanskrit and Prakrit are of equal significance.

Significance

Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Fame
  • Freedom from diseases
  • Wealth
  • Courage
  • Relief from adverse effects from bad planetary aspects
  • Relief from bondage
Shlokas

Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey

Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.

Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum

Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.

Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram

Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.

Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami

Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.

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