Chausath Yamini Temple @ MItawali in Morena region of Madhya Pradesh, India

Last year I was out in Morena district of Madhya Pradesh and got to explore some very interesting places. Although it was summer season but uniqueness of these places made the visit worth.There are stories associated that architecture of Indian Parliament is inspired from the Chausath Yogini Temple in Mitawali (Mitaoli). This campus is in circular shape, as you can see these photograph. There is an outer region with 64 ('chausath' in hindi) pillars and a temple in the middle. Between the pillars, there are various small temples.There are other Chausath Yogini Temples in other parts of India. I have been to the other one in Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh)  and that's also similar, but probably smaller in size. Other Yogini temples are situated in Ranipur Jharial & Hirapur in Orissa and Khajuraho.As you can see in these photographs, this place is situated in dry region. One needs to trek to reach the temple, although the path is very well maintained.Chausath Yogini Temple, Mitawali AKA Ekattarso Mahadeva Temple, Mitaoli is dedicated to chausath yogini. This circular structure has 170 feet radius, located on 100 feet mountain.

Last year I was out in Morena district of Madhya Pradesh and got to explore some very interesting places. Although it was summer season but uniqueness of these places made the visit worth. 

There are stories associated that architecture of Indian Parliament is inspired from the Chausath Yogini Temple in Mitawali (Mitaoli). This campus is in circular shape, as you can see these photograph. There is an outer region with 64 ('chausath' in hindi) pillars and a temple in the middle. Between the pillars, there are various small temples.

Last year I was out in Morena district of Madhya Pradesh and got to explore some very interesting places. Although it was summer season but uniqueness of these places made the visit worth.There are stories associated that architecture of Indian Parliament is inspired from the Chausath Yogini Temple in Mitawali (Mitaoli). This campus is in circular shape, as you can see these photograph. There is an outer region with 64 ('chausath' in hindi) pillars and a temple in the middle. Between the pillars, there are various small temples.There are other Chausath Yogini Temples in other parts of India. I have been to the other one in Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh)  and that's also similar, but probably smaller in size. Other Yogini temples are situated in Ranipur Jharial & Hirapur in Orissa and Khajuraho.As you can see in these photographs, this place is situated in dry region. One needs to trek to reach the temple, although the path is very well maintained.Chausath Yogini Temple, Mitawali AKA Ekattarso Mahadeva Temple, Mitaoli is dedicated to chausath yogini. This circular structure has 170 feet radius, located on 100 feet mountain.

There are other Chausath Yogini Temples in other parts of India. I have been to the other one in Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh) and that's also similar, but probably smaller in size. Other Yogini temples are situated in Ranipur Jharial & Hirapur in Orissa and Khajuraho.

As you can see in these photographs, this place is situated in dry region. One needs to trek to reach the temple, although the path is very well maintained. 

Chausath Yogini Temple, Mitawali AKA Ekattarso Mahadeva Temple, Mitaoli is dedicated to chausath yogini. This circular structure has 170 feet radius, located on 100 feet mountain.

6 comments:

R Niranjan Das said...

Fabulous captures!

VJ Sharma said...

Happy that you liked the photographs :)

Thanks for commenting NIranjan !

Katy Agarwal said...

Wonderful pictures. I am planning a trip to Gwalior, how long will it take me to reach this temple from there. Information will really help me to plan my trip. Thanks

Katy Agarwal said...

Wonderful pictures. I am planning a trip to Gwalior to see the Gupta temple in Deogarh. Would love to visit this temple too. How long will it take us to reach the Yogini temple from Gwalior. Any information will be helpful. Thanks

Katy Agarwal said...

Wonderful pictures. I going to Gwalior to see the Gupta temple in Deograh and would love to visit the yogini temple too. How long will it take me to reach the temple/ any info will be appreciated. Thanks

Jitaditya said...

Excellent views!...
I just did Morena but could not reach Mitavali due to wrong planning...

Just wanted to ask how did you get this top view? Did you climb a steeper hill behind it?

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