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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the popular temples in Indore?

Manavi Kapur DEC 10 2012
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You know what is amazing about the temples? Well, it is how they carry the extravaganza of heritage, history and rich culture plugged in with devotion seeped well into their walls. That’s exactly how the temples in Indore can be characterised. They are grand, they are beautiful and they carry so much of the glorious history of the place that they become one of the few things that anyone while on a trip to Indore cannot miss. Excited to know more? Then, read on.


  • Annapurna Temple
    Devoted to the goddess of food, this temple is known for its resemblance to the famous Madurai’s Meenakshi Temple. Being one of the architectural marvels of the city and counting amongst the prominent places to visit in Indore, the temple is visited by the devotees and general tourists alike. The temple features an ornamented gate that is embraced by four full sized elephants. The temple is known for its intricate carvings and architectural brilliance which is established by the every stone in the temple. With all this and more, the temple is going to be a sure shot treat for you.

  • Bada Ganpati
    With an eight metres of height from crown to foot, the temple houses the biggest Ganpati idol in the world. The idol is made of limestone, mud from the stables of elephants and horses, jaggery, bricks along with holy soil and water from the major pilgrim places in the country with a framework that is made of precious metals. It is believed that whoever visits the deity, all their obstacles and worries are taken away by the Lord which makes a much frequented site for devotees from all over the country in large numbers. Wouldn’t you want to visit the Lord and see if your obstacles get away?

  • Khajrana Ganesha Temple
    This is one of the most visited temples in the city because of its history and religious beliefs attached to it. The locals especially have a lot of faith in the temple and the blessings that they get from here; which in a way makes it a priority in any traveller’s list. It is believed that the Khajrana Ganesha temple was originally built by Ahilya Bai Holkar and was later subjected to some finishing touches by different historic personalities. According to several religious beliefs, it is said that whoever comes here and wishes for something, the wish gets fulfilled within a short span of time. That is the reason that you might see people praying here for getting a baby or some work related problems.

    To add to the religious aura of the place, there is also a dargah nearby. This is dedicated to Nahar Sayed who is believed to be buried headless here. For Muslims, this place holds great religious importance and is frequented by a dozen of people every day.

  • Kanch Mandir (Glass Temple)
    A Jain Temple that is popular for its exquisite glass paintings along with different coloured glass pieces embedded in every nook and corner of the temple. The temple providing the visitors with a spectacle which is not only intriguing to many but also shows what creativity was all about in the times of the Holkar Dynasty. The paintings at the temple showcases different aspects of Jainism. The best time to be at Kanch Mandir is during the sunrise when the rays of the sun creates a mind blowing effect on the glass and leaves the visitor with a view that you wouldn’t forget for a long time.

Also, other temples that are worth visiting are the Vaishnav Dham, which is constructed in white and is located away from the city’s hustle bustle, and Geeta Bhawan, which is one of the most famous temples in Indore.

Phew! Now it’s going to be difficult to decide which one you want to visit first, right? Start making the plans for your trip today. With multiple websites and mobile apps available out there, it is quite easy to do online train ticket booking as well as checking PNR Status.

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