Chaturbhuj Temple

The splendid architectural edifice of the Chaturbhuj Temple was built by Raja Madhukar at the insistence of his wife, Maharani Ganesh Kunwar during the years of 1558 and 1573. Chaturbhuj Temple of Orchha in Madhya Pradesh bears relics to the rich religious history and architectural legacy of the bygone era.

According to a mythological legend, Maharani Ganesh Kunwar had erected the Chaturbhuj Temple for Lord Rama. However Lord Rama did not want to depart from his divine abode of Ayodhya. Maharani Ganesh Kunwar stuck to her decision and accordingly made a statue of Lord Rama who again expressed his displeasure of being shifted from Ayodhya. At this Raja Madhukar intervened and built a statue of Lord Vishnu who has four arms.

One of the prominent travel attractions in Orchha, Chaturbhuj Temple draws several devotees from far and wide who are enthralled at the divine sanctity of the sacred religious shrine. A unique feature of the religious shrine of Chaturbhuj Temple is its huge space unlike other religious sanctorum of the Hindus.

An architectural marvel of the ancient times, the Chaturbhuj Temple has a huge meditation hall that attracts devotees mostly from the Krishna- bhakti cult. The beautifully carved conical shaped shikharas of the Chaturbhuj Temple add to the attractiveness of the religious shrine.

Chaturbhuj Temple reflects the rich artistic skills and creative imagination of the local craftsmen of the ancient period. The sacred sanctorum of the temple is maintained by the temple authorities. Representing the religious fervor of the country, the Chaturbhuj Temple is an important place of tourist destination among the Hindus who visit the place to seek divine blessing and eternal happiness.

Last Updated on 19/06/2013