Madhya Pradesh is one of the largest states of India. It is also one of the most favoured tourist destinations as well. There are a lot of places of interest here, like national parks and various architectural wonders. However, when it comes to a country like India, the lifestyle of majority of whose population is determined by religious factors, it is but natural that one will comes across various places of worship when in Madhya Pradesh. In fact, Madhya Pradesh like most other states in India shows the peaceful co-existence of both Hindu and Muslim places of worship. Though primarily being a Hindu majority state, it is quite well known for its mosques. Sounds interesting, right?
Let’s find out a little more about these places of worship:
Moti Masjid: Let’s begin with the capital city of the state, Bhopal. Always bustling with life and energy, this place has quite a number of places of worship, of which one of the most well known is the Moti Masjid. Rings a bell? Yes, you guessed it right; it shares almost the same nomenclature with a mosque in Delhi- Jama Masjid. Both these structures have architectural similarities as well. It was constructed in the year 1860 under the orders of Sikandar Jahan.
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Temple of Bada Ganapati: Ganapati or Ganesha happens to be one of the more popular gods of the Hindu pantheon and there are numerous temples in the country dedicated to him. This particular temple is unique in its own way since the statue of Ganapati Bappa measures around 8m in height! 1875 was the year in which it was built, and this massive structure and the statue, made out of various precious and semi-precious metals, stands ‘tall’ even today. It is located in Indore.
Mahakaleshwar Temple: One of the most important and auspicious places of worship is this temple, in Ujjain. It is believed that there are 12 jyotirlingas in total, which are considered to be the holiest places of worshiping Shiva. This temple is considered to be one of the 12. This temple is worth visiting during the time of the Mahashivratri. This temple and its huge structure light up and a fair is organized near to the temple premises. People generally opt for this temple when they visit the state.
Chaturbhuj Mandir: Go back as early as 876. It was in that year that this temple was built. The Chaturbhuj Mandir is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This temple too houses a huge statue of the deity. Another major attraction of this temple is the temple rooftop. You will have to climb up a series of quite steep steps, but once you reach the top, you will realise that it is totally worth all the hard work. The view from the top is amazing and you will get to see the entire surrounding area.
One thing needs to be remembered in cases of places of worship in Madhya Pradesh that apart from being considered religious, these places exemplify great architectural works as well. When visiting the state, do make sure that you visit the above mentioned places.