Chaturbhuj Mandir




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. his 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. aYasovarman of the Chandela Dynasty built the temple at Khajuraho. The temple contains an image of Vishnu.

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.
The 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). The main idol in the temple is of four-armed Lord Vishnu (also seen in the image). 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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