(Last Updated on : 12-11-2016)
of Madhya Pradesh
is located in central India. This Central Province is the second-largest state in India by area (308,245 square kilometers) and the fifth-largest state in the country by population (over 75 million inhabitants). The geographical terrain of this state is characterized by a plateau
streaked with the hill ranges of the Vindhyas
and the Satpura
s and dense forest
s. The natural beauty of Madhya Pradesh, along with world heritage sites, several cities, hill stations
, national parks
, etc draw tourists to this state. Temple
s of Madhya Pradesh are no exception in this regard. They also serve as spots that have the potential to catch the attention of tourists visiting this state.
is located in the ancient city of Ujjain
. This Hindu
temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva
and is one of the twelve Jyotirlinga
ms (most sacred abodes of Lord Shiva) in India. Mahashivratri
is an important festival
celebrated in this temple.
is located in the small village
in the district of Chattarpur
. This Hindu temple is dedicated to a form of Vishnu
Vishnu and houses a tri-headed four-armed sculpture
of this deity. This temple is a fine representation of Hindu temple architecture
. The temple complex stands on a high platform and has an ardh-mandapa (entrance porch), mandapa, maha-mandapa, antarala and garbhagriha.
Chaturbhuj Temple is located in the town of Orccha
. Currently, an image of Radha Krishna
is worshiped in this temple. This temple was built in the 16th century by the rulers of the Orccha state called Bundela Rajputs
. The Ram
Raja Trust is recognized as the managing body of this temple. The State Archaeology Department is responsible for the conservation of the temple structure.
Temple is situated in Indore
and is one of its famous pilgrimage sites. This Hindu temple is dedicated to goddess Annapurna. Architecturally, this temple is similar to the famous Meenakshi Temple
. It has three shrines of Shiva, Hanuman
and Kalabhairava and the famous Pravachan Hall.
Temple is situated in the eastern area of Khajuraho in the district of Chattarpur. This temple is dedicated to Vamana, an avatar of Vishnu. It is divided into a sanctum, vestibule, maha-mandapa and an entrance-porch. It is a part of the Khajuraho Group of Monuments
, which is a world heritage site.
Other Temples of Madhya Pradesh
, Shri Pashupatinath Temple
, Kandariya Mahadev Temple
, Ekattarso Mahadeva Temple, Baglamukhi Temple
, Chausath Yogini Temple
are some of the other temples of Madhya Pradesh.