Chaturbhuj TempleCurrently Closed
- Address: Rajnagar Road, Sevagram, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India
- Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids, Architecture
About Chaturbhuj Temple, Khajuraho
This temple is one of the temples in the southern chain of the Khajuraho Monuments. This was built during the reign of the Chandelas during the 11th century. The name is so derived from ‘chaturbhuj’, which means ‘one with four arms’. This is so with the presiding duty Lord Vishnu who has four arms. This temple is also called ‘Chattarbhuj’ given the name of the district in which it is situated.
Like the other temples here this is also divided into three parts, the porch, sanctum, and the innermost sanctum. This place is beautifully carved with motifs of women and their partners in love making postures. The walls also have sculptures of tigers, demi- gods and other diving digpalas.
The inner sanctorum has a nine leg structure with four arms. The two shorter arms depict delight and fearlessness and the other two has conch and a wheel. Apart from this main idol there is another idol of the lord Vishnu in a Narasimha Avatar. There is another idol of Lord Shiva in the Ardhanarishwara (half man-half woman) incarnation.
The controversy still has continued that it was originally a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva which has now become that of Lord Vishnu.
How To reach Chaturbhuj Temple by Public Transport
- The best time to visit is from October to March and avoid the extreme summers and then the monsoons.
- Photography is freely allowed inside.
- The annual dance shows are held during the last week of February every year.
Restaurants Near Chaturbhuj Temple
- Swiss Restaurant
- Spice Garden Restaurant
- Zaffron 1838
- New Punjab
- Safari Restaurant
- Italian Restaurant
- Pramod Restaurant
- Ganesh Restaurant
- Aggarwal Restaurant
- Great Temple Restaurant
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Things to Know Before Visiting Chaturbhuj Temple
95% of people who visit Khajuraho include Chaturbhuj Temple in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
55.52% of people start their Chaturbhuj Temple visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Chaturbhuj Temple
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Chaturbhuj Temple
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Chaturbhuj Temple, Khajuraho Reviews
Chaturbhuj Temple dedicated to Vishnu, is situated at Orchha in Madhya Pradesh, India. The name Chaturbhuj is where ' meaning "four" and 'bhuj'meaning "arms" which literally translates to "one who has four arms" and refers to Rama an avatar of Vishnu. The temple has a complex multi-storied structural view which is a blend of temple, fort and palace architectural features.
One of the best preserved temple in the southern group. It's grandeur is not a zilch less than the coveted Western group temple.Though a bit away from the city centre one can easily reach through a booked auto or by cycling.
Single temple unlike the western group of temples. Close to residential area. Local kids surround you when you arrive and when you leave just to take a look at you and the gadgets you carry. Has the best sunset view in Khajuraho according to our guide.
It s a bit far and secluded yet unique in its own, devoid of erotic sculpture, Lord Vishnu is the presiding deity. Faces West and the setting sun lights up the full height image as well as the temple.
exemplary craftsman ship and decently maintained by Archaeological Survey of India. A must visit for people interested in temple architecture!!!
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