This temple is located near a village Jatakara at Khajuraho. This temple is also known as Jatakari Temple on the name of the village.
About the Temple
The temple has a sanctum without ambulatory, a vestibule mandapa and an entrance porch. The temple stands on a modest as this is the only temple at khajuraho which lacks erotic sculptures. There are three bands of sculptures around the walls and all the sculptures except the vidyadhars at the top row are stereo type and without much life or expression, therefore there was a decline in the sculptural art. The sanctum illustrates Ganga on the right and Yamuna on the left standing in tribhanga under a canopy of leaves flanked by door's keepers. The temple is datable of 1100 A.D Besides these known temples, excavated temple of Bijamandal lies very close to Chaturbhuja temple where restoration work for the temple is going on. Photography is not allowed at restoration site.
About The Deity
The chief idol in the temple is of four-armed Lord Vishnu. It is 2.7 meters in height. This Idol is south faced.
The nearest airport to Chaturbhuj Temple is Khajuraho civil aerodrome, Khajuraho which is 0 km away from Chaturbhuj Temple. The nearest railway station to Chaturbhuj temple is Rajanagar Railway Station which is 5 km away from Chaturbhuj Temple. The Roads of Khajuraho offer a smooth driving experience.
Near Jatakara Village,
Pincode - 471606, India
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- For peace of mind
Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey
Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.
Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum
Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.
Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram
Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.
Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami
Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.
The temple is open from 5:00 AM to 12:00 PM and from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM.