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Chaturbhuj Temple, Orchha
(4.3/5 based on 110 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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  • It was built originally a temple so that queen can see lord Ram from her palace but later on it converted to only a historical place due to some myths. If you go up in the temple, you will find many g...  more »
  • A beautiful temple from the outside at the top of a grand staircase but not much inside. Will probably also you for a price up in the floors to see the owls. I don't know if it is only offered to tourists.
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  • My wife and I visited the Chaturbhuj Mandir (Temple) whilst visiting Orchha during a tour of northern India. The temple, dedicated to Vishnu and built in the 16th century, has a massive, pointed “shik...  more »