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Gadkalika Temple, Ujjain

Gadkalika Temple, Ujjain

Th temple is about five kilometers from Ujjain town. Legend is that Sri Kalidas- the legendary Sanskrit poet who wrote Meghasandesh, Shakuntalam etc…- got his literary skills after praying to the Goddess Kali of this…

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Teli-ka-Mandir, Gwalior

Teli-ka-Mandir, Gwalior

Another temple within the Gwalior fort complex. This is the oldest surviving Hindu temple within the fort. Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and it dates back to 9th century AD. One striking feature of…

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Sas-Bahu Temple, Gwalior

Sas-Bahu Temple, Gwalior

This is actually a combination of two temples one dedicated to Lord Vishnu and the other to Lord Shiva. In local language Sas-Bahu temple means mother-in-law and daughter-in- law temple. The story goes like this;…

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Harsidhi (Goddess Durga) Temple, Ujjain

Harsidhi (Goddess Durga) Temple, Ujjain

This is one of the 52 Shakthipeethas of Goddess Sati; elbow of the Goddess is believed to have fallen here. The Goddess is known as Harsidhi Matha. There is an interesting legend on getting this…

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Kandariya Mahadeva Temple, Khajuraho

Kandariya Mahadeva Temple, Khajuraho

The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, known as Kandariya Mahadev; the name indicates the mood of Lord Shiva as an ascetic who dwells in cave (the word ‘Kandariya’ means ‘cave’ in the local language)…

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Chaturbhuj (Lord Vishnu) Temple, Gwalior

Chaturbhuj (Lord Vishnu) Temple, Gwalior

The temple is inside the famous Gwalior fort; one of the oldest surviving fort complex in India. The temple dates back to 9nth Century AD. It’s a rock cut temple built on a monolithic stone.…

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Neelakanteswara (Lord Shiva) Temple, Udaypur

Neelakanteswara (Lord Shiva) Temple, Udaypur

Dedicated to Lord Shiva; known as Neelakanteswara. The massive temple is famous as a specimen for the 11nth Century Paramara art and architecture. Besides it has many features that resemble the architecture of Khajuraho temples.…

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Raja Ram Temple, Orchha

Raja Ram Temple, Orchha

An unique temple to Lord Sri Ram in the sense that it is built on a palace!! There is an interesting legend behind this unique feature. Sri Madhukar Shah, the then ruler of Bundelkhand, was…

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Sun Temple, Unao

Sun Temple, Unao

A famous abode of the Sun God in Central India. Legend is that a cow used to pour it milk from its udder at a particular spot on its own volition daily. One day, a…

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