Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Maheshwar in Madhya Pradesh


About an hour’s drive from Omkareshwar is Maheshwar, a town in Khargone district of Madhya Pradesh. It is 91 km from Indore, the commercial capital of the state and lies on the northern bank of the Narmada River.


In the late eighteenth century, Maheshwar served as the capital of Rajmata Ahilya Devi Holkar, ruler of the 


state of Indore. She embellished the city with many buildings and public works, and it is home to her palace,


as well as numerous temples, a fort, and riverfront ghats.
This historic city was the capital of the great king Kartivarjun and its old name was Mahishmati. The literal meaning of the term Maheshwar means abode of Lord Mahesh, which shows this temple city’s close 


connection with the Lord Shiva.
Maheshwar's temples and massive fort-complex presents an unusual charm of architectural grandeur. The 


carved pendant balconies with elevated spires and the intricately worked doorways give a discerning look to 






the temples of Maheshwar.

By Air
Nearest airport is at Indore, which is at a distance of 91 km from Maheshwar.

By Train
Barwaha is the nearest railhead, which is at a distance of 39 km from Maheshwar. Indore is the main railhead nearby.

By Road
Maheshwar is connected to major towns and cities of Madhya Pradesh.

35 comments:

  1. ...grand stone carvings...lovely shots:)

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  2. I have not yet seen Omkareshwar and when I do, I will make this trip too. Thanks for the info on how to get there.

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    1. You must visit Zephyr. You will love it!
      By the way unable to visit your blog as I get a warning that it is virus infected. Please check and amend. Thanks

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  3. amazing architecture. will visit that place someday. thanks for the info :)

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    1. You must Debajyoti!
      Pleasure to share!

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  4. Wow What a grand architect of the temple...beautiful pictures...

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  5. Interesting account, what a fascinating place. Those carvings are amazing!

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  6. your photographs have actually made the place come alive !

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  7. Beautiful photos. Lovely carvings.

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  8. The shots and information is wonderful. I recently visited Belur temples in Karnataka. Have you been there? The architecture is quite mindblowing. And, I was reminded of them because the carving seems similar.

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    1. Yes Rachna. Have blogged about Belur at http://magictravels.blogspot.in/2008/02/travel-pilgrimage-concluded-part-4.html Do check it out
      Thank you.

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  9. Wow, those carvings!
    The architecture here does resemble Rajput architecture, doesn't it?

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  10. Read your blog at last. Would rather be in these places with you and enjoy together than look at the pictures and just say Oh nice! Wow !! how beautiful !!! which they are.

    Your blogs no doubt would play important role in taking me to many of these places some day.

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    1. You must visit. You will revel in the history!

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  11. Beautiful pictures. Handloom sarees from this place are famous.

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  12. Catching up with my virtual tour of MP , state I always wanted to explore .

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  13. Brilliant stuff!
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  14. Absolutely amazing set of images.

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  15. The pictures are beautiful. How intricately carved are these structures!

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  16. thanks for sharing beautiful pictures

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