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Chausath Yogini Temple, Madhya Pradesh

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Want to see the original temple that was the inspiration behind the construction of India’s Parliament building? If the inquisitive tourist in you is alive and kicking, then head to the small village of Mitawali in Madhya Pradesh. You will become a student and learn what is unknown to you at this uniquely styled temple. This masterpiece in stone is located on an elevated place with close to 100 steps to ascend. The 64 (Chausath) Yoginis are seen in the niches on the inside of the circular wall. They are the ones with magical powers. At the centre is the temple of Lord Shiva. The temple, also known as Ekattarso Mahadev Mandir, has a radius of close to 170 feet. It was a famous education centre and was built by King Devapala, who ruled from 1055 to 1075. The beautifully depicted individual Yoginis will charm you with their magical looks, and the large open structure will leave you impressed and nudge you to know more about Yoginis, all 64 of them. August to January is a great time to visit the temple. Mitawali is located approximately 30 kilometres away from Morena, the district headquarters. Morena is the nearest railway station, and Gwalior airport, 30 kilometres away, is the nearest airport.
Chausath Yogini Temple

Nearby Places to See

Just a couple of kilometres away from Padavali and about 6 kilometres from Mitawali, a cluster of over 175 temples forms the Bateshwar group of temples. Most of these are single shrined standalone small temples built during the 8th to 10th centuries by the rulers of the Gurjara Pratihara dynasty.
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