Chaturbhuj Temple, Khajuraho

Chaturbhuj Temple - A Quick Overview

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Address: Rajnagar Road, Sevagram, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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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
  • Rakas
  • Italian Restaurant
  • Pramod Restaurant
  • Ganesh Restaurant
  • Aggarwal Restaurant
  • OKO
  • 24*7
  • Great Temple Restaurant
  • Panna

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Chaturbhuj Temple, Khajuraho Reviews

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  • Marvellous !!! No words to describe it possible. Really ancient Indian heritage, Every Indian should be proud of it. Visit it once in a lifetime, to Khajuraho.

  • Climb the steps to this ancient ruined structure, which was once a tall beautiful temple. The top of the temple has a dome and several beautiful temple tops. The palace on the other end is visible from the temple top and so is the curve of the Betwa river along the greenery. This place is definitley worth a visit.

  • Must visit place in MP. Very clean and green. Great sculptures and artistic works.

  • This temple located in Jatakara Village Khajuraho . Temple is also known Jatakari temple.Temple is connected southern group of Temples khajuraho.It is dedicated to Lord Vishnu the chaturbhuj Temple was built by the rulers of Chandela dynasty in 1100 AD king Yashovarman .This is only temple in Khajuraho which lacks erotic sculptures.Must visit with family and friends

  • The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and was constructed by the Bundela Rajputs of Madhya Pradesh around the 16th century AD. Chaturbhuj temple of Orchha is known for its remarkable architecture with tall spires, which give them an imposing look. The interiors and exteriors have also been extensively adorned with stone carvings depicting flowers, petals and geometric patterns.

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