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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  • Fallen into disuse this is a 500 year old enormous former Hindu temple. It is a great building seen towering over the town practically from anywhere. It is more reminiscent internally, and a touch...  more »
  • A four story palatial temple needs lots of maintainance , No detailed information on site itself . One has to rely upon what ever one is told by the priest.  more »
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  • Chaturbhuj Temple, Orchha The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and was constructed by the Bundela Rajputs of Madhya Pradesh around the 16th century AD. 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 extensively adorned with stone carvings depicting flowers, petals and geometric patterns.
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