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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 the India Parliament building? If the inquisitive tourist in you is alive and kicking, 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 Bhagwan 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.

Nearby Places to See


Padavali, which is about 6 kilometres from Mitawali, is home to a fort built in the 18th century. Upon entering the fort, one can observe a temple made entirely of stone.
There are more than 175 temples in the Bateshwar group of temples, which is located just a few kilometres from Padavali and about 6 kilometres from Mitawali. The Gurjara Pratihara dynasty, which ruled from the eighth to the tenth centuries, erected the vast majority of these single shrines as miniature temples.


Things to Buy

Things to buy include Chanderi silk sari, Handicraft.

Foods to Relish

Rajasthani thali, vegetarian fritters.