Chaturbhuj Temple, Orchha, Madhya Pradesh || A spectacular Abode of Lord Vishnu and his Avatars

The Chaturbhuj Temple is one of the most noticeable element of Orchha Skyline. Its Vimana stands tall and can be viewed from miles away. In a way, it is like the centerpiece around which the Orchha town has grown. When you think of a temple like this, you expect it to be as opulent inside as its exteriors are. But that is one of the interesting aspects of this temple. Its insides are stark and bare with one idol at the extreme end of it. Once you are inside, it is easy to forget how imposing it is when viewed from a distance.

The Chaturbhuj Temple is one of the most noticeable element of Orchha Skyline of Madhya Pradesh. Its Vimana stands tall and can be viewed from miles away. In a way, it is like the centerpiece around which the Orchha town has grown. When you think of a temple like this, you expect it to be as opulent inside as its exteriors are. But that is one of the interesting aspects of this temple. Its insides are stark and bare with one idol at the extreme end of it. Once you are inside, it is easy to forget how imposing it is when viewed from a distance. 

The temple is a few meters away from the Raja Ram temple and was supposed to be the Abode of the Raja Ram's idol, which is currently placed at the Raja Ram temple. Apparently the idol refused to be moved from its place from the original Rani Mahal. This Mahal was then renamed Raja Ram Temple and Chaturbhuj temple became a temple dedicated to the four-armed avatar of Lord Vishnu "Chaturbhuj".


The temple is a few meters away from the Raja Ram temple and was supposed to be the Abode of the Raja Ram's idol, which is currently placed at the Raja Ram temple. Apparently the idol refused to be moved from its place from the original Rani Mahal. This Mahal was then renamed Raja Ram Temple and Chaturbhuj temple became a temple dedicated to the four-armed avatar of Lord Vishnu "Chaturbhuj". 


The construction of the temple was started by Raja Madhukar Shah and completed by his son Raja Vir Singh Deo. Madhukar Shah built this temple for his wife who was a devotee of Lord Rama. 


The temple currently has an idol of Radha Krishna in its garbha. One can climb a narrow and steep flight of stairs to reach the terrace of the temple from where one can apparently see spectacular views of Orchha town. However, we had to skip this adventure because we reached late and the terrace had already closed for the day.


The temple currently has an idol of Radha Krishna in its garbha. One can climb a narrow and steep flight of stairs to reach the terrace of the temple from where one can apparently see spectacular views of Orchha town. However, we had to skip this adventure because we reached late and the terrace had already closed for the day. 



Even though the temple's insides are almost bare, the outsides are intricately ornamented with lotuses and other symbols. The temple also has the tallest Vimana of all Hindu temples, and the overall height of the temple is 344 ft. The temple offers good views of the Orchha Fort and is located at a distance of about half a kilometer from the fort.   Since we did not get to the terrace of the temple, we cannot comment about that, but otherwise, the visit to the temple takes at most half an hour if it is not crowded. And there's also an overall relaxed feel to this place.

Even though the temple's insides are almost bare, the outsides are intricately ornamented with lotuses and other symbols. The temple also has the tallest Vimana of all Hindu temples, and the overall height of the temple is 344 ft. The temple offers good views of the Orchha Fort and is located at a distance of about half a kilometer from the fort.

Since we did not get to the terrace of the temple, we cannot comment about that, but otherwise, the visit to the temple takes at most half an hour if it is not crowded. And there's also an overall relaxed feel to this place. 

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