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Chaturbhuj Temple, Orchha

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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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  • Going to the city, be sure to route lay at least one a day. Chaburbhudzh Temple, dedicated to Vishnu, built at the beginning of the 16th century. Chaturbhuj name in Sanskrit means "the one with the four hands. The temple is located outside the Fort and is a combination of the temple, the Fort and the Palace. The temple was originally built to deify the image frame, now in the Temple of worship to Radha Krishna. Madhukar Shah built a temple for his wife Rani Ganeshkuvari. 105 metres tall Temple, decorated with spires in the shape of pine cones, the walls are decorated with symbols of the Lotus, moldings, geometric patterns, false balconies. When the temple only built, the towers were covered with gold. Ascent to the temple on the steep and narrow stairs, each with about 1 meter. You can climb for a small fee on the roof, but, alas, we had time only for Visual inspection (
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  • This temple is an old temple adjacent to Raja Ram Temple. The main deity is in Raja Ram temple. In most of the places, you can keep your shoes on in this temple. The view from the top of this temple i...  more »
  • This temple was initially built to house the main deity Rama, however the story goes that once he was installed temporarily in the kitchen of the queen it was impossible to move the statue. Hence now ...  more »