Chaturbhuj Temple Orchha

Station: Orchha (Madhya Pradesh)

Built by Raja Madhukar Singh between year 1558 and 1573, the temple has an idol of Lord Vishnu at the sanctum. The history of the Chaturbhuj temple, Orchha is associated with an interesting legend that imposes the faith of the people.It is said that Maharani Gansh Kunwar, wife of the Ruler of Orchha, raja madhukar built the temple for Lord Rama. She wanted to relocate the idol of Rama that was placed in Rani Niwas, her private apartments to the temple.But the idol refused to move.Thus , the king instead of Lord rama, places the idol of Lord Vishnu, with four arms in the temple. That is how, the name Chaturbhuj temple was attained.

Observe the fine display of architectural prowess on the exterior of the temple.


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