Khor Vikram

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Nava Torana Temple at Khor village in Nimach
Nava Torana Temple of Varaha at Khor in Neemach

Khor Vikram (खोर विक्रम) or Khor (खोर) is a village in tahsil Jawad in Nimach district in Madhya Pradesh.


It is the site of Vikram Cement factory so known as Khor Vikram.

Variants of name

Khor खोर (जिला मंदसौर, म.प्र.) (AS, p.259)


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[1] 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[2] 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

Jat Gotras who live in Khor are: [3] 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),


Notable persons

Khor in ancient Syria

Khor is an ancient region located in the south of ancient Syria, probably around modern Lebanon. It has long been an outpost of ancient Egypt.[4]

External links


  1. Sandhya Jain:Adideo Arya Devata, A Panoramic view of Tribal-Hindu Cultural Interface, Delhi, 2004, p.8
  2. A L Basham:The Wonder That was India, Indian ed., 1963
  3. Pariwarik Parichay Patrika - 2003, Published by Jila Jat Samaj, Nimach (M.P.)

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