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Chaturbhuj Temple, Orchha
(4.5/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
Perched on a high stone platform and dedicated to the four-armed incarnation of Vishnu, Chaturbhuj Temple is known for its spacious and well-lit interior so uncommon in Hindu shrines. Madhukar Shah erected the temple in the second half of the 16th century. The original intention was to protect the idols of Lord Rama dreamt by the Shah’s wife, queen Rani, but according to legend these idols didn’t want to leave the queen’s palace. Since Madhukar worshiped Lord Krishna, the temple today caters to the followers of the Krishna-Bhakti cult. Climb a flight of steep steps to reach the temple. Notice the intricate ornamentation on the exterior and lotus emblems on the central dome ceiling. Plan to visit Chaturbhuj Temple during your Orchha vacation using our convenient Orchha travel itinerary planner.
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  • For a few rupees per person, the caretaker will accompany you in the floors to the roof. From here you can see the fortress of Orchha, the Betwa River, the village and all of the surrounding countryside. Recommend. Groups of women and musicians sing several times in the day. A time related.
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  • Lovely architecture but not very well maintained. Had visited the place only for the architecture. Its Vishnu's avatar Rama's Temple. 
  • We visited this ghostly-looking Temple is at the bottom, which in the depths of the upper part to the top with our driver Safik, well known in the town, which has enabled us to access the top of the Temple through a sort of keeper who had a key to a door from which we climbed the entire structure with breathtaking views over town albeit without any protection. Not recommended for those who suffer from Vertigo. It was a great experience.
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