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Orchha celebrates the wedding of their King – Raja Ram. Yes the God is revered not as deity but the king in this hidden town of Bundelkhand in Madhya Pradesh India. To mark the celebration of Raja Ram’s wedding; the entire town of Orchha is decorated beautifully like a new bride. Bathed in the glory of lights and colours, the temple of Raja Ram is a sight to behold. There will be a series of wedding ceremonies in the temple complex which includes rituals like worship of ancestral gods, the temple’s kitchen where the entire offerings and Prasad will be prepared, preparations of decorating Raja Ram idol etc.

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Orchha’s people’s adorable Prabhu Shriram Janaki‘s wedding ceremonies have started from November 19th. Like every year, this time also the Shriram Janaki Wedding Festival will be celebrated with Bundeli rituals. There will be a bhandaara where thousands of devotees will get to eat the Prasad at temple.  Today i.e. on 22nd November, there will be various rituals at the temple followed by Baraat at 07.00 pm on 23rd November 2017.  To witness the vibrant rituals and ceremonial functions, there will be a large number of devotees from across the country, including the Bundelkhand region, to participate in the wedding of Raja Ram.

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The wedding ceremonies are observed with great joy and gaiety.   A long ceremonial procession of Raja Ram towards Janaki Nagari will carried out from the Ram Raja Temple. The procession includes huge number of decorated chariots, carts with their traditional adornments, beautifully decorated dancing horses. A group of music bands, dancers and the royal staff of the temple will walk through the main streets of Orchha. The main attraction of the wedding function is the decorated chariots which are designed on the themes of different scenes from history.

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The villagers from the nearby villages, city residents and foreign tourists come every year to watch this spectacular wedding of Raja Ram in Orchha.

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For a delightful stay in orchha visit http://www.amarmahal.com

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Orchha is a slumber yet intriguing town of Bundelkhand in Madhya Pradesh that can be best explored at an unhurried pace. We suggest that you hire a bicycle and take a ride alongside  its quiet and steep roads within the woods or countryside.

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Or if you are in no mood to ride a bicycle, request a car drive at your hotel and  idle by the Betwa River on Kanchan Ghat which is only 10-min walk from the main town.  Watching the sun dropping behind the 14 chattris of the Bundelas that stand proudly alongside the river is an experience beyond mesmerizing.

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These multi-level chhatris, open from 10.00 am to 05.00 pm, are built on high, square platforms, that you can climb to the top of via a narrow, roughly hewn staircase and enjoy a breathtaking view of the surroundings. These cenotaphs are larger than Rajput chhatris, and in spite of minimalistic detailed carvings or decorative flourishes, they attract the beholders for their massive structure.

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Even after spending hours in the city of cenotaphs – Orchha you would realize that Orchha is the land of enigma—a kind of unpredictable land caught between legendary fictions and unbelievable facts. Here, on the boulder-strewn banks of the Betwa, the wildlife of Madhya Pradesh is fascinating, and the Gods come down to meet their devouts every evening.

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For a delightful stay in orchha visit http://www.amarmahal.com

It gives us immense pleasure to share that the popular ghazal and devotional songs singer Padma Shri Anup Jalota Ji payed a visit to Amar Mahal on his recent trip to Orchha.

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The Emperor of Bhajans spent a good time at Amar Mahal and shared light moments with Shri Brajendra Singh Rathore, owner of the property. He also appreciated the warm hospitality of our staff and promised to visit us again.

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We wish Anup jalota ji all the best for his musical endeavours and good health.

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For a delightful stay in orchha visit http://www.amarmahal.com

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