Going back to the Gupta period Dashavatar Temple was originally named as Panchayatan temple. It is believed that the temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and worshipped by thousands of followers. There is am image of Vishnu in this temple lying above the temple plinth is the terraced basement. It is completely decorated with a continuous row of sculptured panels.
Built around the 6th century AD, The Dashavatara Temple of Deogarh is made of stones, having a subsidiary shrine in each corner. It is situated at Deogarh, Orissa and fully housed with a huge, open pillared hall. The temple is laid on a wide platform which is ornamented with sculptured panels representing the scenes from the legends of Ram and Krishna.
It has three sides of the triratha sanctum in which the walls are beautifully carved with sculptures depicting the fame of Vishnu and the penance of Nara and Narayana. All the paintings of this temple are related to Lord Vishnu and Krishna.