Chaturbhuj Temple, Orchha

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#4 of 7 in Historic Sites in Orchha
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 with the intention to protect the idols of Lord Rama dreamt by his wife. Since Madhukar worshiped Lord Krishna, the temple today caters to the followers of the Krishna-Bhakti cult. Notice the intricate ornamentation on the exterior and lotus emblems on the central dome ceiling. Use our Orchha trip planning app to arrange your visit to Chaturbhuj Temple and other attractions in Orchha.
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  • Morning, this is a very quiet place. This tomb Ghat (? ) In looking at and having a bath people sit back and catch some fish, was started the day in a calm and pleasant. Could not bridge the fish one. View looking up the stairs of Tomb building was fine.
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  • There is such an interesting story which revolves around Chatturbhuj Temple and the area around it. Moreover, the temple architecture is amazing and hard to miss. inside the temple, it is extremely pe...  more »
  • Views are great from here.There are some 30 odd steps,each one about a foot high. Worth the effort as you get to see glimpses of all the major attractions of Orchcha from here. I just wish these place...  more »

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