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Holy Places in Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh is known as the heart of India, where almost every religion offers spiritual vibes to visitors. And spirituality is the heartbeat of Madhya Pradesh that you can feel at every corner of this state through many religious sites. You can discover Hindu, Muslim, and Buddhist holy places in Madhya Pradesh.

All thanks to Indian mythology and history that shaped this heartland of India where religions, tradition, and culture are alive. You will easily sense sacredness through pilgrimage sites of Madhya Pradesh and enjoy relaxation and purity. This eternal state is blessed with pilgrimage destinations where you can reconnect with your inner self to rediscover the meaning of your life. Overall, you can plan your spiritual tour in Madhya Pradesh in so many ways as it has lots of things to offer.

Interesting Facts

  • Mahakaleshwar Temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas that is located in Ujjain.
  • Sanchi Stupa is the oldest stone structure in India and the finest example of Indian architecture.  
  • Ujjain is known as the city of temples and is counted as one of the seven sacred cities of India.
  • Burhanpur is one of the exceptional destinations in Madhya Pradesh that has prominent Mosques, Shrines, Gurudwaras, and Temples.
  • Bhimbetka is home to the oldest cave painting in India and has a mythological connection.
  • It is said that Pachmarhi is home to caves that have been carved out by Pandavas of Mahabharata.

The ever-famed Khajuraho Group of Monuments is located in Madhya Pradesh. These temples represent Nagara style of architecture and have been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its erotic sculptures are another reason behind its popularity. Some of the priceless assets of Madhya Pradesh are its history, heritage and temples. Other than Khajuraho, Orchha too is home to some of the most ancient and legendary temples of India. Chaturbhuj Temple of Orchha is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and was constructed by Bundela Rajputs. Ram Raja Temple is another prime attraction of Orchha; it has a deity of Lord Ram sitting in Padmasan (posture) with a sword.

Madhya Pradesh has two temples which are amongst the twelve jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva; Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga and Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga. Ghats of Chitrakoot and Temple at Narmada Kund too deserve a special mention when we are talking about holy places of Madhya Pradesh. Besides temples, mosque like Taj-ul-Masjid emerged as a Mughal master-piece. The mosque was built by Bahadur Shah Zafar and it took several years to complete its construction; all the hardship put over the years resulted in a beautiful outcome. The state is home to plenty of holy shrines, all of which make it a paradise for the pilgrims and heritage lovers.

Famous Pilgrimage Destination in Madhya Pradesh:

  • Omkareshwar
  • Maheshwar
  • Ujjain
  • Bhopal
  • Amarkantak
  • Sanchi
  • Chitrakoot

Things To Do in Madhya Pradesh