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Khajuraho Temples

Kandariya Mahadeva Temple and Devi Jagadambi Temple Khajuraho
Khajuraho has been Madhya Pradesh’s prized possession and will always be. It has some of the greatest designed monuments of all times; these temples just add to the widespread aura. Devi Jagadambi Temple, Khajuraho dates back to the epoch of 10th and the 12th centuries. It has magnificently erotic carvings on the wall and is well known as the finest decorated temples of Khajuraho. Furthermore, if we talk about Kandariya Mahadeva Temple, they come as a treat for the current generation from the medieval times.  The glory and brilliance of the temple go back to 1000 B.C., which makes it a popular tourist destination, other than the fact that it is the largest amongst all. These temples along with others are scattered over the expanses of 9 miles, depicting the lifestyle of women during the medieval times.

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Chaturbhuj Temple, Orchha

Banked adjacent to the Betwa River, it remains on a colossal royal residence and fortress. This place will leave you amazed and the Chaturbhuj Temple, well, it too will startle your eyes. Fenced boundary walls, radiant patio, regal grandeur and the surroundings that speak volumes about the splendid past are waiting to welcome all the visitors. The architecture and construction of the monument is a beautiful medley of that of the fort and the temple. It is dedicated to lord Vishnu, Chaturbhuj deciphering the relevance of having four hands. This is an exemplar of exquisiteness.

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Shri Mahakaleshwar Temple, Ujjain

One of the 12 jyotirlingas, Mahakaleshwar is indubitably the one that bears the crown of being highly visited around the year. It remains widely popular. The city of Ujjain, which is also known as the city of temples, made Shiva the presiding deity. The most famous amongst all is the Bhasmarti. One needs to apply a day before participating in the same. It is still a mystery as to when this temple came into existence; however people believe that it is surely not less than thousands of years.  According to various old scripts, the temple has been humongous and magnanimous.

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Sas Bahu Temple, Gwalior

The etymology of the temple is quite queer, yet worth knowing. The temple came into existence in 1092 by king Mahipal, as one of the greatest marvels of architecture in the entire vicinity. As an exemplar, it remained one of its kinds. Later, when the king got his son married, his wife came to the palace, who was an unwavering devotee of lord Shiva, and thence a temple nearby to the main sanctum was made. Thus, it was named after them, the mother-in-law and the daughter-in-law.

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Omkareshwar Temple

Madhya Pradesh is full of shrines, which attract numerous visitors, who are keen to visit sights that are dedicated to Gods. Omkareshwar, a replete with beauty, magnificence and aura of Lord Shiva is a revered jyotirlinga, which is located on the banks of Narmada River. The temple has numerous fables attached to it, which often keeps all the visitors betrothed.

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Sun Temple, Gwalior

Madhya Pradesh has a strong heritage and Gwalior plays a vital role in formulating that reputation. With innumerable monuments and artifacts, Gwalior stands as a very prominent contributor, so to speak. This glorious temple was created in 700-740 A.D., and was ruined later on. It is a major pilgrim center that treats its guest with a serene ambiance and breathtaking premises.

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Teli ka Mandir, Gwalior

The individuality of the name has not only one, but three tales to define its etymology. Some say that it belonged to the Teli community; some say that it has been derived from the Telang Brahmins while some believe that it has been derived from the Telangana region. It embodies Nagara and Dravida style of architecture; which gave it tall pediments. It will leave you wanting more.

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Khajrana Temple, Indore

One wouldn’t believe the bizarre story behind this temple, but for what it’s worth, it is made of mix of limestone, jaggery, bricks, mud from the stables of elephants and horses, along with the combination of holy soil and water from various pilgrims. Located in the heart of Indore, the deity in this temple is well known for bringing prosperity.

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Kal Bhairav Temple, Ujjain

This place will offer you an experience, which you will never forget. The deities never cease to surprise you and here you’ll know why. From the time you’ll reach in the nearby vicinity to the time when you’ll enter temple’s premises, you’ll be stunned to find liquor shops in public. The bolt from the blue doesn’t end here. What may sound unbelievable, will actually happen when you’ll see Bhairav consuming liquor in front of your eyes!

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Chintaman Ganesh Temple, Ujjain

If you are starting anything new in life, you got to be here. Chintaman Ganesh, as the name suggests is widely popular for granting wishes to all devotees. People come and seek Lord’s consent in everything they do. Dating back to the 11th century, the delicately carved temple is set to enthrall you!

People seldom cherish the charm that lies right in front of them, may be a couple of miles away or the most approachable thing, since, they are all caught up in the repertoire of chasing the known unknown. Places are magical in their own ways; a travel destination will only show you things that it wants you to know, and thence different people feel differently with their feet soaked in the same river.
The hustle and bustle of life has left us flabbergasted more often than not, and at times like that we seek mental peace. It goes without saying that India is the land of deities. It has worshipped and treasured the presence of divine beings to the extremes. Madhya Pradesh, being the heart of the nation embraces some majestic and renowned temples that call visitors in millions. Here’s a list of 10 eminent temples from the Heart of India.

Shewali Tiwari

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