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Laxminarayan Temple
Laxminarayan Temple
Lakshmi Temple
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Place(s) of worship

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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Satellite view of the Laxminarayan Temple
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Mural and ceiling paintings of the Laxminarayan Temple
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Inner tower of the Laxminarayan Temple
Tower
Upper level of the Laxminarayan Temple
Temple
Entrance of the Laxminarayan Temple
Door
Inner court of the Laxminarayan Temple
Court
Sanctuary of the Laxminarayan Temple
Shrine
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