10th century Temple of Lord Vishnu discovered

Archaeologists have discovered a 10th century temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu in the village of Hathigan near Purva Khas in Karchana, India. "With the invaders having destroyed temples during the time, it is indeed rare that a beautifully carved plinth (from the temple) is still existing," said Dr DP Dubey of Allahabad University's Department of Ancient History, Culture and Archaeology.

Fragments of the temple have been found scattered around the site as well as in neighboring homes. Dr. Dubey added, "The fact that Jhunsi area was the capital of North India during the late Prathihar period and that a number of Lord Vishnu temples existed during the time gives strength to the believe that the temple in Hathigan village was indeed that of Lord Vishnu."