Famous temples to visit in Madhya Pradesh

Mar 19, 2024

By: Ayush Mehrotra

Khajuraho Temples

The Khajuraho Group of monuments is a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its stunning Hindu and Jain temples adorned with intricate carvings and sculptures depicting various aspects of life. The most famous temples include the Kandariya Mahadeva Temple, Lakshmana Temple, and Vishvanatha Temple.

Credit: Unsplash

Mahakaleshwar Temple, Ujjain

One of the 12 Jyotirlingas (shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva), the Mahakaleshwar Temple in Ujjain is a significant pilgrimage site for Hindus. It is known for its unique lingam (symbol of Lord Shiva) that is believed to be self-manifested (swayambhu).

Credit: Wikipedia

Bhojeshwar Temple, Bhojpur

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Bhojeshwar Temple in Bhojpur is known for its massive lingam, which is one of the largest in India. The temple's construction remains unfinished, but it is an impressive architectural marvel.

Credit: BCCL

Omkareshwar Temple, Omkareshwar

Located on the Mandhata Island in the Narmada River, the Omkareshwar Temple is another Jyotirlinga shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple's unique location and scenic surroundings make it a popular pilgrimage destination.

Credit: Unsplash

Chausath Yogini Temple, Jabalpur

Situated atop a hill near Bhedaghat in Jabalpur, the Chausath Yogini Temple is an ancient shrine dedicated to the 64 Yoginis (female deities). It is one of the few surviving temples of its kind in India and offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.

Credit: Wikipedia

Jain Temples, Gwalior

Gwalior is home to several Jain temples, including the Siddhachal Jain Temple and the Teli Ka Mandir, which feature exquisite architecture and intricate carvings. These temples are important pilgrimage sites for Jains.

Credit: Wikipedia

Kal Bhairav Temple, Ujjain

Dedicated to Lord Bhairava, a fierce manifestation of Lord Shiva, the Kal Bhairav Temple in Ujjain is known for its unique rituals and traditions. It is believed to be one of the eight Bhairavas established by Adi Shankaracharya.

Credit: Wikipedia

Jatashankar Temple, Pachmarhi

Nestled amidst the scenic beauty of Pachmarhi, the Jatashankar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located in a natural cave and is surrounded by lush greenery, making it a serene and tranquil place of worship.

Credit: Wikipedia

10 Must do activities in Kodaikanal on your next trip