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 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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  • October 3, 2017
    The temple is a tall structure which is cool since its well ventilated. There has a set of steep stairs which allows visitors to climb to very high points in its architecture. People with fear of heig...  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    I went to Chaturbhuj temple. Chaturbhuj temple of Orchha is known for its remarkable architecture with tall spires, which give them an imposing look. The interiors and exteriors have also been extensi...  more »
  • September 29, 2017
    When I see this temple, it came to my mind why such grandeous temple was built ofcourse knowing that it will not be used. Again the artitechture has clear Mughal influence. I don't know who ever built...  more »

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