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Orchha’s awe inspiring saga is told and re told in different eras with grandeur and enthusiasm. The cenotaph town has much more than what has been shared since centuries. If we talk about Ram Raja Temple and Chaturbhuj temple of Orchha, their marvelous architecture and intriguing story will amaze you.

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Although at first glance, the Ram Raja temple across the road from the Orchha fort complex appears a bit disappointing, with its plain, yellow and white painted facade but the interior is breathtaking. And, there is a charming legend attached to it which is more enticing. While King Madhukar Shah was a worshiper of Lord Krishna, his queen believed in Rama. Their devotional clash culminated in the king demanding that the queen go to Ayodhya and return with her preferred deity in tow. Touched by her plight, Lord Rama in reality appeared to her and agreed to visit Orchha in the form of an infant, but put forth the condition that he would remain in the spot where he was first set down. The king was in hurry to build a grand temple to enshrine the deity, and hence the Chaturbhuj temple, next to the Ram Raja temple was constructed.

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The massive citadel looks like a fortress with soaring spires and palatial architecture. It’s interior architecture represents a grand hall with a high-vaulted ceiling. Chaturbhuj temple is built upon a towering stone platform and reached by a steep flight of steps.

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When the queen arrived in  Orchha, she took a halt in her palace before proceeding towards the temple. Stopping at the royal kitchens next door, she set down the little infant, and true to his word this is where the avatar of Lord Rama established himself, refusing to be moved.

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Thus, the former kitchen turned into the Ram Raja temple, while the Chaturbhuj Temple now houses deities of Radha Shyam. Even today, the Ram Raja temple is the focal point of the town. Here, Lord Rama is worshiped as a king and not as a God. In the evening, Orchha reverberates with the peal of the temple’s bells. Townsfolk gather in the temple premises, under a chhatri or the leafy canopy of a tree, to sing devotional songs.

Market near Raja Ram Temple

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View through Chaar Baag

Orchha- the serene medieval town of Madhya Pradesh – is a mesmeric holiday destination ‘far from the city crowd. The peaceful ambiances and the soothing air in Orchha have turned it into a refreshing retreat for those who seek peace of mind and tranquility.

“Yogasan has never been such a deep devoutness”

Lately Orchha is shining out as a preferred Meditation hot spot for yoga enthusiasts!! You wouldn’t be able to stop admiring the artistry and nature intensifying the backdrop of asanas in this set of images we clicked yesterday.  

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A sleepy hidden town with barely there dodging traffic, no outstretched hands of beggars and the insistence of shopkeepers definitely is a perfect destination to take in the best milieu of nature.

You will feel the difference when you are in this serene destination to enjoy the true benefits of Yoga. On the World Yoga Day today,  you may determine to drive down to Orchha and make your soul meet with your inner self in a peaceful ambiance. Add this to your bucket list!

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Indulge in the magnificence of the surprisingly beautiful Orchha while rejuvenating your mind body and soul with your yoga asanas at Amar Mahal Orchha. 

To visit the incredible town of Orchha you can contact us at

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

Chaturbhuj Temple

Chaturbhuj Temple in Orchha is one of the most fabulous and ancient architectural marvels of the time in the town. It was built by king Madhukar in between the years 1558 and 1573. The temple houses an idol of Lord Vishnu with four arms but was originally meant for Lord Rama’s idol.

Legends say that when Lord Rama’s idol which is placed at the Rani Niwas, the private residence of Raja Madhukar’s wife- Maharani Gansh Kunwar, rejected to move to the temple, an idol of Lord Vishnu with four arms was kept in the temple and this is how the temple came to be known as Chaturbhuj Temple.

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The magnificent architecture of Chaturbhuj Temple, Orchha in Madhya Pradesh attracts thousands of visitors every year. The temple stands on a huge, stone platform,  which itself  is a lofty rectangular building with a very simple exterior, ornamented on two large and four small spires. Chaturbhuj temple’s interior is rather devoid of carving ornament. The great loftiness of its ceiling is an unusual feature in a hindu temple.

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Chaturbhuj temple, seemingly divided into three portions. The main temple with the Garbha Griha has the tallest Shikhara which gives a beautiful impression of a temple architecture blended with that of palace. The central portion of the temple has gone up in four storey. The third portion of this temple on all the three sides resembles the palace of the central portion. While, the fourth and last portion is in the shape of a gateway which is still remained unfurnished. Lotus emblems and other symbols of religious significances provide a delicate exterior ornamentation. Within the sanctum is chastely plain with high, vaulted walls emphasizing its deep sanctity.

A visit to the Chaturbhuj Temple in Orchha is one of a lifetime experience for the travelers who seek beauty and magnificence in the places they travel.

For an unforgettable experience of Orchha’s temples and massive architectures visit the town and discover  the ultimate regal hospitality amidst  the modern luxuries and beauty of nature. Feel free to contact

Amar Mahal
Orchha, District Tikamgarh,
Madhya Pradesh – INDIA
Tel : + 917680252102, 252202
Fax : +917680-252203
email : reservation@amarmahal.com
amarmahal@bsnl.in

Chaturbhuj Temple

Chaturbhuj Temple in Orchha is one of the most stunning and oldest architectural marvels of the time in the town. It was built by Raja Madhukar in between the years 1558 and 1573. The temple houses an idol of Lord Vishnu with four arms but was originally meant for Lord Rama’s idol.

Legends say that when Lord Rama’s idol which was at the Rani Niwas, the private residence of Raja Madhukar’s wife- Maharani Gansh Kunwar, rejected to move to the temple, an idol of Lord Vishnu with four arms was kept in the temple and this is how the temple came to be known as Chaturbhuj Temple.

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The magnificent architecture of Chaturbhuj Temple, Orchha in Madhya Pradesh attracts thousands of visitors every year. The exterior walls of the Chaturbhuj Temple, Orchha is designed with various religious symbols while the interiors are plain and simple that offers you the divine solace. The congregation hall where the devotees gather to offer prayers is entwined in shape.

Chaturbhuj Temple

The temple is the finest venue for one to go and seek the divine solace. The environment of the temple is very peaceful and calm. The temple is spacious enough to accommodate a large crowd and is lighted throughout the day with the sunlight.

For an unforgettable experience of Orchha’s temples and massive architectures visit the town and discover  the ultimate regal hospitality amidst  the modern luxuries and beauty of nature. Feel free to contact

Amar Mahal

Orchha, District Tikamgarh,

Madhya Pradesh – INDIA

Tel : + 917680252102, 252202

Fax : +917680-252203

email : reservation@amarmahal.com

amarmahal@bsnl.in

One of the oldest pieces of architectural beauty, ChaturbhujTemple, Orchha was built by Raja Madhukar in between the years 1558 and 1573. Chaturbhuj means ‘four arms’. The temple houses an idol of Lord Vishnu with four arms but was originally meant for Lord Rama’s idol.

The original story behind the name of Chaturbhuj Temple, Orchha is that when Lord Rama’s idol which was at the Rani Niwas, the private residence of Maharani Gansh Kunwar who was the wife of Raja Madhukar, rejected to move to the temple, an idol of Lord Vishnu with four arms was kept in the temple and this is how the temple came to be known as Chaturbhuj Temple.

Chaturbhuj Temple, Orchha in Madhya Pradesh attracts thousands of visitors every year because of its beautiful architectural style. The exterior walls of the Chaturbhuj Temple, Orchha is designed with various religious symbols while the interiors are plain and simple that offers you the divine solace. The congregation hall where the devotees gather to offer prayers are criss-cross in shape. Spires have been built above the sanctuary of the Chaturbhuj Temple, Orchha at Madhya Pradesh.

The temple is the finest venue for one to go and seek the divine solace. The environment of the temple is very peaceful and calm. The temple is spacious enough to accommodate a large crowd and is lighted throughout the day with the sunlight.

You can easily visit Chaturbhuj Temple in Madhya Pradesh by taking any local transport to Raja Mahal, for the temple is just on the opposite side of the grand palace.

For an unforgettable experience of Orchha’s temples and massive architectures visit the town and discover  the ultimate regal hospitality amidst  the modern luxuries and beauty of nature. Feel free to contact

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

Orchha’s grandeur has been captured in stone, frozen in time a rich legacy to the ages. It was founded in the 16th century by the Bundela Rajput chief captain Rudra Pratap who chose this stretch land along the Betwa River as an ideal site for his caption of the succeeding rulers. From here the view of soaring temples spires and cenotaphs is spectacular.

Orchha’s fort complex approached by a multi-arched bridge, has three palaces opened quadrangle.

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Situated to the right of the quadrangle this was built by Madhukar Shah, the deeply religious predecessor of Bir Singh Ju Deo. The plain exteriors crowned by chattris, give way to interiors with exquisite morals, boldly colorful, on a variety of relies themes.

Ram Raja Mahal- Madhukar Shah’s wife once had a dream that she should install the idol of Lord Rama at Orchha, which she brought from Ayodhya. It was kept in the palace, now known as the RamRaja Temple which is the only temple where Rama is worshipped as king.

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The temple with its wonderful improvised style, and its magnitude, dominates the town area of Orchha. As its name implies, it is dedicated to the “four armed” Vishnu and its layout visually reproduces these four arms. Built by Bir Sing Deo (1606-1627), the temple stands on a huge stone pedestal, about 15 ft high, reached by a large flight of steps leading up to a porch.

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The interior’s contains the most exquisite of Orchha’s, wall paintings covering the walls and ceiling of three halls, these murals are vibrant compositions and cover a variety of spiritual and secular subjects. They are in an excellent state of preservation with the colors retaining their vivid quality.

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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