Chatturbhuj Temple, Khajuraho

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Chaturbhuj Temple comes under the Southern group of Khajuraho temples. It was built in 1100 AD. The temple faces the west side and is situated on a square platform having a staircase of ten steps. The temple has an elaborate entrance with a carved doorway depicting the sculptures of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh, the powerful trio of the Hindu religion.

The main attraction of the temple is a carved image of Lord Vishnu having four arms and a huge height of 9 feet. The temple also houses other sculptures depicting various forms of Hindu gods like the Narasingha avatar of Vishnu and the Ardhanarishvara avatar of Shiva. The temple has a sanctum, a shikara, an ardhamandapa and mahamandapa.

Several stone carvings of mythical characters decorate the temple. The amazing architecture of the temple presents an interesting sight for the tourists visiting the site.


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