The vishnu temple at deogarh , also called dashavtara temple , was built in the beginning of 6th century AD.It is about 112 km from Jhansi in UP . It is one of the earliest hindu stone temples to survive till date. It was the first north indian temple with a shikhara or tower, although a part of it has disappeared.Inspite of its dilapidated condition , The temple has a compelling presence.
It was completely made up of stone and bricks.The temple was built on a 1.5 m high platform.Four stairways outside the provide access to the temple.Its exterior is decorated with scenes from ramayana. The entrance and pillars are adorned with countless paintings and carvings.It is dedicated to lord vishnu.