Ram Raja Temple, Orchha

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At Ram Raja Temple, the only religious site dedicated to the lord Ram, witness the ongoing positive atmosphere and good energy, whether you’re a worshiper or not. Outside of the temple you’ll find numerous colorful vendors and stalls selling local fast food, hand made jewelry, scarves, candies, and flowers. A few times a day you can be a part of the public prayer on site. Go inside and enjoy the view of the richly decorated walls and pillars, as well as the idols depicting different deities. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Orchha fast, fun, and easy.
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  • Only temple with Sri Ram as Raja more than a deity..Beautiful building from outside with huge Aangan inside.. It's obviously must visit for Darshan and more for DIVINE feel of the place..Full of local...  more »
  • It is a holy place but management is very poor . Most of the time VIPs are there and all the security is involved with them.  more »
  • Ram is the king here। he is supream। people believes that the real idol of ram janm bhumi is here. This ram temple is a huge palace which converted in the temple. A clean and neat premises equipped wi...  more »
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  • A traditional Hindu pilgrimage center of MP. The temple will be opening bin morning and evening for darshan. The visitors will get flowers and sweets for offering in the walkway shops.
  • It is a historical temple.The story of Ram Raja Temple according to many local people goes like this: The King of Orchha Madhukar Shah Ju Dev (1554 to 1592) (मधुकर शाह जू देव) was a devotee of Banke Bhihari (Lord Krishna) of Brindavan while his wife Queen Ganesh Kunwari (गणेश कुंवरि), also called Kamla Devi, was a devotee of Lord Ram. One day the King and the Queen (गणेश कुंवरि) went to Lord Krishna’s temple but the temple had closed by that time. The queen urged the king to go back but the king wanted to stay. So both the king and queen decided to stay back. They joined a group of devotees who were singing and dancing in praise of Lord Krishna outside the temple. The king and queen also joined in the prayers and started to sing and dance. It is believed that Lord Krishna and Radha personified and danced with them and golden flowers were showered from the heavens at that moment. After that incident the king asked the queen to accompany him to Braj-Mathura the land of Lord Krishna, but the queen wanted to go to Ayodhya. The king got annoyed and told the queen to stop praying child form of lord Ram and accompany him to Braj. But the queen was adamant, after which the king said that “You keep praying to Ram but Ram never appears in front of us, unlike Lord Krishna who danced with us along with Radha the other day. If you are so adamant to go to Ayodhya then go, but return only when you have the child form of Ram with you. Only then will I accept your true devotion.” The queen took a vow that she would go to Ayodhya and return with the child form of Ram or else she would drown herself in Ayodhya's Sarayu river. The queen left the palace and started the long journey to Ayodhya on foot to bring Lord Ram with her to Orchha. She didn’t tell the King before leaving that she had ordered her servants to start building a temple (Chaturbhuj Temple) when she brings Lord Ram with her
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  • Rama Raja temple is one of its kind temple where Lord Ram is worshiped as a king and that too in a palace. Initially the Chaturbhuj temple which is adjacent to the Raja Ram temple was constructed to place the idol of Raja Ram. There is a legend that Lord Ram has said to the queen who was carrying his idol from Ayodhya that he would take the first place where he would be seated. Queen placed the idol in her palace and thereafter the palace was converted into Ram temple. Lord Ram has also told the queen that he would go to Orchha as a king and shall be worshipped as a king only, hence, the name Raja Ram temple came into being.

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The accommodations available in Orchha all lie within easy reach of the river and the main historical attractions. Hotels and resorts provide the most luxurious options in town, positioned with views of the river and landmarks, and offering a range of additional amenities, like pools and restaurants. Homestays cover the budget traveler, along with a set of family-run guesthouses that introduce visitors to the lives of locals in this laid-back, historically rich town by the river.
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