Chaturbhuj TempleCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: Rajnagar Road, Sevagram, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India
- Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids, Architecture
Chaturbhuj Temple - Review
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
90.11% of people who visit Khajuraho include Chaturbhuj Temple in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
95% 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
Chaturbhuj Temple Trips
Chaturbhuj Temple, Khajuraho Reviews
Best among of all southern temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Bishni.
Best among southern group of temples. Magnificent but broken idol of Vishnu ji in chaturbhuja form. It should be the last stop of your khajrahu temple tour.
When she came back from Ayodhya with the image of Rama, initially she kept the idol in her palace, called Rani Mahal, as the Chaturbhuj Temple was still under construction. She was, however, unaware of an injunction that the image to be deified in a temple could not be kept in a palace. Once the temple construction was completed and the idol of the lord had to be moved for installation at the Chatrubhuj Temple, it refused to be shifted from the palace. Hence, instead of the Chaturbuj temple, the Rama's idol remained in the palace whereas the Chaturbhuj Temple remained without an idol in its sanctum.
The temple is dedicated to lord Vishnu and is supposed to be from 1100 AD. The temple has a Vishnu idol with Chatu- four Bhujas- hand. The temple is so made that during morning the Sun rays kisses the forehead of the idol and at evening it kisses the feet
Nicely maintained lawn & greenery . Great pleasure to visit ancient place