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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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One of the most sought after festivals in India – Diwali is celebrated with great enthusiasm throughout different communities in the Indian Diaspora. Regarded as the “festival of lights, Diwali is five-day celebrations beginning from tomorrow i.e. Tuesday October 17 till Saturday, October  21, 2017 wherein families get together, friends indulge in merry-making, light lamps and diyas as well as gorge on sweet delicacies.

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There are, however, two kinds of people who mark Diwali according to their liking; the ones who are grossed in the festivities and others who fret over the constant noise of the fireworks and fly away.

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If you belong to any of these two categories then read on as we have a quick getaway that will ensure complete bliss of Diwali festivities as well as peace of mind amid nature’s beauty for all 5-6 days. Orchha- the land of Raja Ram is one of the finest holiday destinations in India which is hidden from the tourist crowd as of now.  Come and celebrate the festival of Diwali in Orchha where the temples and monuments are decorated beautifully and the people celebrate the festival in their own way.

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Besides, Diwali is not just about lighting candles, fireworks and merry making but also rediscovering your inner peace. Hanging lanterns lighting diyas signify God’s grace and blessings. Make this holiday truly momentous and savor the differing taste and culture of India in the town of Raja Ram- Orchha .

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Since, Orchha is awash with historical monuments. The Government of MP has restricted its population from bursting firecrackers within the 5km radius of these sites, so you know you will not be bothered by loud noise during your Diwali in Orchha.

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Revel in the festivities of Diwali from the comforts of Amar Mahal-Orchha effortlessly luxurious rooms and suites complemented with the very delectable cuisines of Bundelkhand, and the continental. Here you will also get to experience various entertainment activities. Be mesmerized by the synchronized light up of Diwali decorations when you steal a kiss under the sparkling tree.

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May this festival of lights bring you peace, prosperity, success, health and great happiness! Happy Diwali!

Make this holiday truly momentous in Orchha! Book a room or suite at Amar mahal Orchha at the wonderful festival rates.

Amar Mahal

Orchha, District Tikamgarh,

Madhya Pradesh – INDIA

Tel : + 917680252102, 252202

Fax : +917680-252203

email : reservation@amarmahal.com

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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.

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Arial view of the beautiful Ram Raja Temple in Orchha

Arial view of the beautiful Ram Raja Temple in Orchha

Raja Ram temple with its iconic evening Aarti in Orchha stands out among all the other Hindu pilgrimages. Here Lord Rama is revered not as a God but as a king, contrary to what the name reflects it’s a Palace not a Temple.

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The Temple may seem one of the innumerable sanctified sites, but it stands out among the other Hindu pilgrimages for its mesmerizing legends and history. Built on a square base, the temple has an almost entirely plain exterior, relieved by projecting windows and a line of delicate domes along the summit. But the interior of the temple, actually a palace, is just spellbinding.

 

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Tourists from across the countries visit the Ram Raja temple not just for its religious beliefs but the beauty in its architecture and magnificence of its evening Aarti “Prayers”.

To visit the temple you can contact Amar Mahal Orchha

Orchha, District Tikamgarh, Madhya Pradesh- INDIA

Tel:+917680252102,252202

email: reservation@amarmahal.com

 amarmahal@bsnl.in

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.

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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

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