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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the popular religious monuments in Gwalior?

Mercy Jacob DEC 10 2012
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The rich history and culture of Gwalior have served to make it an inevitably religious place. And if you are one of those pious tourists who seek God in every tourism destination they visit, then Gwalior definitely shall not disappoint you. Let us have a look.

  • The Saas-Bahu Temples

    There are two temples located on the eastern slope of the Gopadri hill. Both of these temples, built in the Nagara style of architecture are dedicated to Padmanabha or Vishnu. Contrary to what the name suggests, these temples are not dedicated to Saas (mother-in-law) and Bahu (daughter-in-law) but rather the short form of Shashtra Bahu, another name of Lord Vishnu. The temples' ornately decorated doorways, ceilings, and the pillars covered in intricate sculptural work are absolutely marvellous.

  • Since it is located within
    Gwalior Fort, an entry fee of INR 5 will suffice for these temples as well.

  • Teli ka Mandir

    This temple dating back to the 9th century is the highest building in the fort of Gwalior, reaching a height of 100 feet. Most of the decorative details in this temple follow the North Indian idiom, while the tower is in the Dravidian style. Near this temple is the Suraj Kund, a tank believed to have miraculous healing properties.       

  • Entry to
    Gwalior Fort grants you access to this temple too, and you don’t need to shell out any extra entrance charges.

  • The Chaturbhuj Temple

    Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, a rock cut monolith, this temple is located on the eastern road to the Gwalior Fort in the famous town of Orchha. The temple was built by King Madhukar between 1558 and 1573. Inscriptions in Sanskrit seen here speak of the donations made to this temple and to the Nava Durga Temple here. Despite the bustling market outside, the tall walls and sacred atmosphere of the temple make it an immensely peaceful place.

Aren’t you already prepared to pay your deep homage to the religious icons of this historic city? Well, here’s wishing you an enlightening trip!

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