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Chutr-bhuj Temple at Orcha

Chutr-bhuj Temple at Orcha

Photographer: Dayal, Deen

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1882

Shelfmark: Photo 2/4(59)

Item number: 59

Length: 18.1

Width: 26.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Chaturbhuj Temple at Orchha in Madhya Pradesh, taken by Deen Dayal in 1882, from the Lee-Warner Collection: 'Scenes and Sculptures of Central India, Photographed by Lala Deen Diyal, Indore.' Orchha was founded as the capital of the Rajput state of Bundelkhand in Central India by Rudra Pratap in 1531. The citadel is situated on an island in the Betwa river where there are three palaces in a line, the Ramji Mandir, the Raj Mandir and the Jahangir Mandir. The town is dominated by the Chaturbhuja Mandir, an imposing temple with high pinnacles, higher than the three palaces on the island. The temple was erected by Bir Singh Deo to enshrine his guardian deity Krishna. It faces east and is situated on axis with the Ram Mandir.

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