The Lakshminarayan Temple is one of the most popular temples located in the Orchaa area of Madhya Pradesh. This temple is an amazing tourist attraction owing to its unique architectural style that reflects a mix of temple and fortification. An interesting fact about this temple is that, although it is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, there is still no idol of the Goddess within the precincts of this temple fortification. A blend of Bundela and Mughal artform is also visible in the temple. It was constructed by Bir Singh in 1662 who constructed an inner chamber inside the temple for secret sacrifice offerings. Later in the year 1793, this temple was reconstructed by Prithvi Singh and transformed into its present form. Geometrical patterns are carved into the walls and colorful frescos and painting are made on them to depict the lives of Lord Krishna. There are a number of other paintings on the walls that depict very unusual themes reflecting Arabian stories, epic scenes, the siege of Jhansi and whatnot.
It Is Known For:-
1) The classic blend of the temple and fort into one that creates this attractive and magnificent tourist attraction.
2) The devotees of Goddess Lakshmi, who is the Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity, visit this temple to get blessings from the Goddess.
3) The blend of Mughal and Bundela style architecture and the beautiful paintings, frescos, murals etc., also attract tourists.
4) The flagstone path that connects this temple with the Ram Raja Temple located in Orchha itself.
Best Time To Visit:-
Avoid traveling to Lakshminarayan Temple during the hot months and the monsoons period as the river Betwa might get flooded at this time. Best time to visit this place is during the months of October to April.
The Lakshminarayan Temple is located in Orchha, which is seamlessly connected to different parts of Madhya Pradesh via roadways network. The state transport buses can be boarded to reach Orchha and then private taxis or autos can be hired to reach the Lakshminarayan Temple.
Nearest Airport:- Jabalpur Airport
Nearest Railway Station:- Jhansi Railway Station
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