Nava Toran temple at village Khor near Vikram Cement campus is an important remnant of eleventh century temple which consists of ten decorative arches arranged in two rows - one length wise and the other width wise crossing each other at the centre and supported on a pair of pillars in the hall and porches. The temple is decorated with leaf shaped borders, heads of makaras, garland bearers etc. There is a statue of varaha at the centre of the temple.
Sandhya Jain writes that tribal elements can be traced to the very core of Hindu dharma. Vishun's incarnation as Varaha and Narasimha bear the strong impress of the forest and reinforce tribal inputs into classical dharma. A L Basham believes Varaha probably came from the people of eastern Malwa. Through out the tribal belt , Varaha and Narasimha are worshipped as uniconical symbols.
Jat Gotras who live in Khor are:  Bamal (1), Beniwal (2), Bhajraj (1), Bharwar (3), Bora (1), Chityan (1), Chopra, Dadarwal (1), Dadu (1), Dhankhad (1), Dudhwas (1), Dudi (1), Gandas (5), Goyat (1), Jakhar (2), Jhadia (1), Jhajhadia (1), Kandas (3), Kashia (4), Kasumma (1), Kasya (16), Kothari (1), Kuradiya (1), Malla (1), Mojja (1), Mor (1), Mota (1), Mundfod (1), Naniya (1), Nehra (2), Pachar (1), Punia (2), Syoran (2), Tharol (1),
Khor in ancient Syria
- Sandhya Jain:Adideo Arya Devata, A Panoramic view of Tribal-Hindu Cultural Interface, Delhi, 2004, p.8
- A L Basham:The Wonder That was India, Indian ed., 1963
- Pariwarik Parichay Patrika - 2003, Published by Jila Jat Samaj, Nimach (M.P.)
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