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Laxminarayan Temple
Laxminarayan Temple
Lakshmi Temple
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1622

Relationship with : Lakshmi ( Shri)
Area related : Orchhâ

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The temple was built in 1622 in honour of Laxmi, the Hindu Goddess of Wealth although the temple itself has no idol.
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There is however two images in the shrine. These are of Lord Krishna and Radha - two lovers. The temple fell into ruins due to lack of inadequate upkeep and in 1793 the temple was renovated extensively by Prithvi Singh .

A flagstone path links this temple with the Ram Raja Temple. The style is an interesting synthesis of fort and temple moulds. The temple is built of bricks and lime mortar.

The interiors contain the most exquisite of Orchha's wall paintings. Covering the walls and ceiling of three halls, these murals are vibrant compositions and cover a variety of spiritual and secular subjects. They are in excellent state of preservation, with the colors retaining their vivid quality.
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