(Last Updated on : 23/06/2015)
Chausat Yogini Temple at Jabalpur
is one of the ancient temples of Madhya Pradesh dedicated to the 64 Yoginis who are the manifestations of Shakti
. It is assumed that the temple was built around 1000 AD. This prime ancient link makes the temple a spot of immense curiosity amongst the visitors. One has to climb nearly 150 steps to arrive at this temple. There is also an inscription referring to the worship by Queen Durgavati.
Chausat Yogini Temple is located at Bheraghat of Jabalpur preserving 64 yoginis and 15 other female goddesses. The temple also enshrines Lord Shiva
and Lord Ganesha
. This temple is positioned atop a hillock that can be reached by covering long steps. The temple offers a panoramic view of Narmada River
traversing through the rough marble rocks. This 10th century temple is devoted to Goddess Durga. Chaunsat Yogini Temple is popularly known for its gracefully carved marble figures of different deities, especially of the Kalchuri period. There are several legends associated with Chaunsat Yogini Temple of Jabalpur. Like for instance, as per one popular legend Chaunsat Yogini Temple was connected with the palace of Queen Durgavati through a secretive passage.
Chaunsat Yogini Temple of Jabalpur is one of the popular pilgrimage sites of Madhya Pradesh attracting a large number of tourists from all parts of the country.
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