Lakshmi Narayan Temple

Lakshmi Narayan Temple – Orchha, Madhya Pradesh

Vir Singh Deo ordered the construction of the Lakshmi Narayan Temple around 1622, but due to inadequate maintenance over the years the temple soon began to fall apart and had to be reconstructed by Prithvi Singh in 1793. The temple is worth seeing because it has been built using a mixture of temple and fort architecture. Built for Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth, inner chambers were built for pilgrims to offer sacrifices to the Goddess. Strangely and unlike the majority of temples, there is no idol of the Goddess kept there. The small town of Orchha (or Urchha), just a…