Orchha | 09.02.2020 | 12:00 pm ~ 02:00 pm

Lakshmi Narayan Temple and its Clay Painters

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About the walk

The Lakshmi Narayan Temple in Orchha is indeed an art gallery. Built during the golden period of Maharaja Bir Singh Deo, this temple is unlike any other temple in the world. As the name suggests, the temple is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, but initially there was no idol of the goddess inside the temple;  an idol was placed within the sanctum sanctorum only later. The structure displays a mix of temple and fort architecture thus giving it a unique appearance. There are frescoes and murals within the temple complex which showcase a blend of both Mughal and Bundela forms of art. 

Today, the temple displays clay paintings by the local women of the Ganj Mohalla to promote the tribal art of the village. 

Opposite the temple one can also find the amazing Mallanimli Baobab, which, according to locals, is the only tree of its kind in the world!      

 

Meeting Time
11:45 am
Event Date
Event Time
12:00 pm ~ 02:00 pm

In Partnership With

The City Sense

Led By

Saloni Sharma

Meeting Time

11:45 AM

Meeting point

Lakshmi Narayan Temple

About the walk

The Lakshmi Narayan Temple in Orchha is indeed an art gallery. Built during the golden period of Maharaja Bir Singh Deo, this temple is unlike any other temple in the world. As the name suggests, the temple is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, but initially there was no idol of the goddess inside the temple;  an idol was placed within the sanctum sanctorum only later. The structure displays a mix of temple and fort architecture thus giving it a unique appearance. There are frescoes and murals within the temple complex which showcase a blend of both Mughal and Bundela forms of art. 

Today, the temple displays clay paintings by the local women of the Ganj Mohalla to promote the tribal art of the village. 

Opposite the temple one can also find the amazing Mallanimli Baobab, which, according to locals, is the only tree of its kind in the world!      

 

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Please Note

  • Parking facility is available near the meeting point. 
  • Photography is allowed and encouraged. 
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and carry water.
  • Expenses for food, drinks and other items  will be borne by the participants. 
  • Participants has to buy their own entry tickets by themselves (Fort entry ticket is applicable for all monuments in Orchha including Laxmi Narayan Temple).