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Maladevi Temple

Vidisha

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Ranked 2 of 13 sightseeing in Vidisha

Maladevi Temple, located in the Gyaraspur tehsil of Vidisha district, is a sacred Hindu site. Situated on the slope of a hill, the temple overlooks the valley. Comprising of an entrance-porch and a hall, the sacred shrine is situated on a huge platform, cut out of the hillside. The  shrine is crowned by a Shikara, which is covered with rich carving. Surrounded by a circumambulatory passage, the temple hall is enshrined by Jain images and other decorative sculptures.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 2-3hrs
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Jain images occupy the Sanctum and Hall, Hindu God Goddesses on the door frame

Maladevi Temple is a grand Portal of Ninth century AD, situated on the eastern slope of a hill and built on a huge platform cut out of the hillside and strengthened by a massive retaining wall, Maladevi temple is in fact imposing and astonishing building, provides a panoramic valley view, in Gyaraspur, about 40 Kms away from District Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh, India, which can be accessed through NH-146.Though now Jain images occupy the shrine room and hall, a figure of a Goddess occupying the dedicatory block on the outer door frame of Ganga, Yamuna and other God goddess, which can be recognized by their significant vehicles as Ganga used to ride Crocodile and yamuna a tortoise and Goddess Vaishno a lion and other decorative sculptures probably indicate that the temple was originally dedicated to some Goddess and it was subsequently appropriated by the Jains.This Jain temple is richly carved magnificent structure, as comprising an entrance porch, a hall and a sanctum have the four large images of Jain Tirthankaras in Padmasana a form yog sitting in the Lotus style, is partly rock cut and is surrounded by an ambulatory and crowned by a lofty Pyramidal dome. This temple is containing Demi God, Goddess and Tirthankar.It has an inscription in Sanskrit or Pali on a pillar of Porch, on which I could read Devi Sati and Putr means Son Kamal perhaps Mala Devi or Kamal may be the builder of this temple. Archaeological Survey Of India is taking the measures to check the further damages and also how to restore. Nearby attractions are Hindola Torana, Vajramath, Dhaki Hill Stupa etc. It has many ancient attractions for visitors and a perfect opportunity to be a part of the grand era. Food and beverages are available, to enjoy the visit have little as this temple have excellent workmanship and unique examples of architecture of its time.

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  • Jain images occupy the Sanctum and Hall, Hindu God Goddesses on the door frame
  • Jain images occupy the Sanctum and Hall, Hindu God Goddesses on the door frame
  • Jain images occupy the Sanctum and Hall, Hindu God Goddesses on the door frame
  • Jain images occupy the Sanctum and Hall, Hindu God Goddesses on the door frame
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