Chaturbhuj Temple (Khajuraho)
Chaturbhuj temple at Khajuraho
|Proper name||Chaturbhuj Temple (Jatakari Temple)|
|Devanagari||चतुर्भुज मंदिर (जटकारी मंदिर)|
|Number of temples||1|
|History and governance|
|Date built||Date-able to C. E. 1100 A.D.|
Chaturbhuj temple (Devanagri: चतुर्भुज मंदिर) is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The name Chaturbhuj (Devanagri: चतुर्भुज) is a derived from Sanskrit words चतु: = four and भुजा = arms, which literally means One who has four arms; and refers to Lord Vishnu.
It is grouped under southern group of temples, due to is location in southern area of Khajuraho.
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.
- "Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) - Chaturbhuj Temple". Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Retrieved 21 March 2012.
|last1=in Authors list (help)
- Sen, S.N., 2013, A Textbook of Medieval Indian History, Delhi: Primus Books, ISBN 9789380607344
- M.P. Tourism Website, Official Website of Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Corporation, Khajuraho
- Archaeological Survey of India, Bhopal Division, Index Page for Khajuraho - Chhatarpur
- Archaeological Survey of India, Bhopal Division, Chaturbhuj Temple, Khajuraho
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