Chousat Yogini Temple in Jabalpur
Chousat Yogini Temple at a glance
Chousath Yogini Temple is located in between Bhedaghat and Dhuandhar. Chousath Yogini is a temple of about 64 beautifully carved statues of Yoginis. It is placed on the top of a small hill. Here inside the main temple Lord Shiva & Parvati can be seen together on riding on lord Nandi (bull). Main temple is encircled by 95 statues of yoginils. There is no visiting charge for the visitors.
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Gauri Shankar Temple: This temple in the court of the Chausath Yogini temple enshrining an image of Gauri-Shankara inscribed as Varesvara was originally erected in A.D. 1155 by the Kalchuri Queen Alhanadevi, during the reign of her son Narsimhadeva. There is an inscription on the front wall of the sanctum referring to the daily worship of the deity by Gosaladevi, mother of the Kalchuri king Vijayasimha (c.A.D.1180-1195). Of the original temple only the lower portion of sanctum has survived.
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Facts about Chousat Yogini Temple
Temple is estimated to be built in 11th century by Kalchuri rulers. This temple was the regular worship place for the Gond peoples, inscription of the Rani Durgavati visit is the proof of its historical importance. The tour of Bhedaghat is cannot be accomplished without the visit of Chousat Yogini Temple because distance between the Bhedaghat and this temple is very less.