Iconography of Yakshis (Shasandevis) in the Jain Temple of Deogarh
Dr.Neeta Yadav
Deogarh is located in the latitude 24035/N and 78015/E on the right bank of Betwa river. The inscriptions preserve three names for this place- Sri Shantinath teerth, Luachhagiri and Kirtigiri.1 Fort and ruins lying 30 kms, South West of the town of Lalitpur, which is now a well known tirtha of the Jains who have consistently maintaining it. The Fort is believed to have been built around 997 A.D during the period of Kirtivarman.2 On a hill towering above the river is an extensive line of circumvallation, approached by a sloping ascent leading up to a gateway. Inside the wall of the north east corner stands a group a Sixteen Jain temples, probably of Chandel origin. Many of them are in fair repair and the carvings of some is particularly good.3
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Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 10

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