12 Must Visit Lord Shiva Temples in Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh is the centre of the country, offers list of tourist attractions from cultural heritage to wildlife. Tourism in Madhya Pradesh includes temples, stupas, world heritage sites, natural environment and also home to several National Parks.

Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, Ujjain

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Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga temple of Ujjain is one of the twelve Jyotirlingams of God Shiva, Also the most sacred abodes of Lord Shiva in Madhya Pradesh. The ancient city of Ujjain is located on the bank of holy river KShipra and also one of the four place for Kumbh Mela in India.

Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, Khandwa

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Omkareshwar Temple is located on an island called in the Narmada river and one of the 12 revered Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva. There are two main temples of Lord Shiva in Omkareshwar, known as Mamleshwar Temple and Omkareshwar temple on the two bank of river Narmada.

Pashupatinath Temple, Mandsaur

Mandasor Shiva temple is known for its unique eight-faced ShivaLingam, belongs to Pashupatinath tradition of Shaivism. The Pashupatinath temple has been an important Hindu pilgrimage site and one of 6 major tradition within Shaivism that reveres Lord Shiva.

Kandariya Mahadeva Temple, Khajuraho

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Kandariya Mahadeva Temple is the largest ornate Hindu temple in Khajuraho, built during the Chandela dynasty. The temple complex spread over 6 square kilometres in area at an elevation of 282 metres and also home to many famous temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu, God Surya, Goddess Shakti and Thirthankaras of Jain.

Bhojeshwar Temple, Bhojpur

Bhojeshwar Temple in village of Bhojpur house one of the tallest Shivalingam in India,lies on a platform 115 feet and lingam is 7.5 feet (2.3 m) high. The temple is now part of the ASI and the monument is now protected under the national importance.

Kakanmath Shiva Temple, Morena

The Lord Shiva Temple at Kakanmath is one of the old temple by built Kachchhapaghata dynasty at Sihoniya in Madhya Pradesh. Kakanmath temple surrounded by four more shrines and the ruins are now classified as a Monument of National Importance by ASI.

Bhuteshvar Temple, Bateshwar

The temple of Bhuteshvar is the largest Lord Shiva temple at the site, Was built during the reign of Gurjara-Pratihara Dynasty. Bateshwar Hindu temples in north Madhya Pradesh are group of 200 Hindu temples, dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu and Shakti.

Chauragarh Mahadev Temple, Pachmarhi

Chauragarh is the third highest peak of Satpura, Dhupgarh is the highest point of Satpura range and the peak of Chauragarh is home to Lord Shiva temple. There are near about 2 lakh Trishul in front of the temple at the top of peak and cave around known as Jatashankar and Mahadev caves.

Jaleshwar Shiva Temple, Maheshwar

Maheshwar is the abode of Lord Shiva situated on the banks of river Narmada, There are so many temples in Situated on the banks of river Narmada and most of the temples are dedicated to Lord Shiva. Maheshwar town in Khargone district is also famous for handloom weaving industry, Ahilya Fort, Lord Rama temple, Datta Temple and ghats of Narmada river.

Gupteshwar Mahadev Temple, Jabalpur

Gupteshwar Mahadev Mandir of Jabalpur is a must visit place, also considered to be the Upalinga of Rameshwaram and said to that, Lord Rama was established during the exile period. Jabalpur city also has one of the tallest statue of Lord Shiva and is an important tourist destination in Madhya Pradesh and also an important tourism city to connect tiger reserves of Kanha and Bandhavgarh.

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Amareshwar Mahadev Temple, Amarkantak

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There are so many temples in Amarkantak, Amareshwar Mahadev Temple is located very close to Amarkantak and one of the most visit tourist places in Madhya Pradesh. Amarkantak town of Madhya Pradesh is a unique natural heritage area, located deep in the meeting point of the Vindhya and the Satpura Ranges.

Vishvanatha Temple, Khajuraho

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Vishvanatha Temple is part of the group of Khajuraho Monuments and one of the second most popular temple of Lord Shiva in Khajuraho. The temple is dedicated to Vishvanatha form of Lord Shiva and share the same Indian architectural style of Kandariya Mahadeva Temple and Lakshmana Temple.

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