Maheshwar Tourism

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Er. rahul3.6/5

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Based on the banks of the River Narmada, this gorgeous town is largely referred to as the temple town of Madhya Pradesh. It also holds a lot of mythological and historical importance given the fact that it has found a mention in the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata.
This was the capital of Rani Ahilyabai Holkar's province, Holkar. She beautified the city with many buildings and public works, the Maratha architecture and this city was also home to her extravagant palace. Maheshwar is renowned majorly for its production of Maheshwari sarees, which makes this place a paradise for shopaholics.

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Aadil desai4.3/5

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Fort, temples, sarees and ghats

Maheshwar is a nice place to visit for the famous fort, temples and shrines besides the ghats on the Narmada river which also has an old temple in the middle of the river called Baneshwar. Ahilyadevi Holkar is venerated here for her great rule and has a shrine devoted to her on the banks of the Narmada river. The famous Maheshwari sarees are well known and available all over the place. There are many temples all over the town and one even has a Ganesha idol made of gobar or cow dung. Very small town on the banks of the Narmada river running along one side.

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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.