Laxmi Narayan Temple and its splendor in Orchha

Vir Singh Deo ji of Orchha ordered the construction of  Laxmi Narayan Temple around 1622, but due to inadequate maintenance over the years the temple soon began to fall apart and had to be reconstructed by Prithvi Singh in 1793. The temple is worth seeing because it has been built using a mixture of temple and fort architecture. Built for Laxmi, the Goddess of wealth, inner chambers were built for pilgrims to offer sacrifices to the Goddess. Strangely and unlike the majority of temples, there is no idol of the Goddess kept there.

Laxmi Narayan Temple in Orchha exhibits a unique style of architecture, which is a beautiful mix of a fort and a temple moulds. The walls of this charming shrine are elaborately decorated with fabulous mural paintings, which show pulsating compositions from mythological themes. This temple also houses the very famous post mutiny paintings.

There is a flagstone path that connects Laxmi Narayan Temple with Ram Raja Temple, another important structure of this delightful shrine. The temple along with its exquisite paintings presents an enthralling feeling and is a worthy to visit.

Amar Mahal over looking orchha temples and cenotaphs.

Book your holidays in orchha with Luxurious Amar Mahal and experience the grandeur of historical architecture in this beautiful hidden town of marvels.

Amar Mahal
Orchha, District Tikamgarh,
Madhya Pradesh – INDIA
Tel : + 917680252102 , 252202
Fax : +917680-252203

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