Maheshwar Tourism

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Ayra Khan

Ayra Khan5.0/5

1 review

Beautiful Maheswar

This place is simply just amazing one can do boating, shopping of Maheshwari saree and other hand items. Here shooting of various tv serials and movies such as Jhansi ki Rani, Kala Bhairav Rahsya, Yamla Pagla Deewana, Tevar and many more has been done . One must visit this beautiful place.

Jai Dait

Jai Dait4.3/5

34 reviews

Very beautiful place .

When we decided to visit Madhya Pradesh we were just thinking about visiting the iconic places first. Maheshwar as shown in the movie Padman was so superb I wanted to see it very first . . And it was really so !! Even though we reached there in the afternoon in the scorching heat, the view was awesome. We went back in the history and witnessed the glory of the bigone times. We bowed to Devi Ahilya and roamed the palace. It was still well maintained . And the Ghats were really beautiful. We captured some the moments. Its a must visit place in Madhya Pradesh.

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Maheshwar Overview

Maheshwar is a holy town situated on the banks of River Narmada in Khargone District of Madhya Pradesh. It is the commercial capital of the state producing huge amounts of sarees and cotton yarns.

Derived from the name of Lord Shiva, Maheshwar in Hindi means ‘habitat of Shiva’. It is believed that King Sahasrarjun, husband of 500 wives stopped River Narmada with his 1,000 arms to create a play field for his wives. During this time, Ravana made a shivalinga on the riverside. When he released the water of the river, the shivalinga was washed away, which resulted in war between the two. After the victory of the king, he placed ten lamps on Ravana’s heads and one on his hand. At present, 11 lamps are lighted in the Sahasrarjun Temple that keeps the event alive.

Since the 5th century, Maheshwar is the centre for handloom weaving factories, which deliver India's finest handloom fabric. During the 18th century, the state served as the capital of Rajmata Ahilya Devi Holkar, the ruler of Indore, who encouraged infrastructural developments in the town.

The holy town is popular for its views of Narmada Ghat. The prominent temples of the destination include Queen’s Fort, Ahilyeshwar Temple, Omkareshwar Temple and Rajarajeshwara Temple. The best time to visit Maheshwar is during the months of July to March, when the weather conditions are ideal for sightseeing.

The destination is inhabited mostly by Hindus, and the Swaadhyaaya Bhavan Ashram organises Maha Mrityunjaya Rath Yatra once a year. Nag Panchami, Teej and Gudi Padava are the prominent festivals celebrated in the destination with great enthusiasm. On every Monday of Shravan month, bhaang is served as the prasad of lord Shiva.

The nearest airport to reach Maheshwar is Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport, which is located in Indore, at a distance of 81 km from Maheshwar. The nearest railhead to reach the destination is Barwaha, which is situated at a distance of 39 km from Maheshwar. Regular bus services are offered by the state transport corporation to reach the destination.

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