Chaturbhuj Temple, Khajuraho

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Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Chaturbhuj temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The name Chaturbhuj is a derived from Sanskrit words चतु: = four and भुजा = arms, which literally means One who has four arms; and refers to Lord Vishnu.The temple is Date-able to CIRCA 1100 A.D. This temple is also known as Jatakari Temple on the name of the village Jatakari, where it is located.This is the only temple in Khajuraho which lacks erotic sculptures.Yasovarman of the Chandela Dynasty built the temple at Khajuraho. The temple contains an image of Vishnu.LocationThis temple is located near a village Jatakara at Khajuraho. This temple is also known as Jatakari Temple on the name of the village.It is grouped under southern group of temples, due to is location in southern area of Khajuraho.ArchitectureThe temple consists of a sanctum without ambulatory, vestibule, mandapa and an entrance porch. The temple stands on a Modest (chabutara).Around the wall, there are three bands of sculptures (see also image of outer wall).Main IdolThe main idol in the temple is of four-armed Lord Vishnu . It is 2.7 meters in height.This Idol is south faced as the favorite location of lord Vishnu, same south facing plan is incorporated in Angkor Wat Temple in Cambodia.
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  • Chaturbhuj Temple is located Near Jatakara Village in Khajuraho. it is a small temple but histical place and well maintained.  more »
  • This temple is a must visit when you are in Khajuraho. It is small temple but has beautiful carvings on it.  more »
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  • God Vishnu temple built by Channels dynasty. It is difficult to see such beautiful sculpture in this era.
  • Unlike other temples not too many sculptures on the temple tower. One of the two standalone temples in the southern complex. Murti of Vishnu stands as the tallest one found in Khajuraho at 13.5 feet. There is Shiva temple nearby that completes the southern temple group. These two can be covered in less than 30 minutes. There is excavated temple nearby but does not seem to have anything other than a base visible.

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