Hey guys its been long since i posted something was really busy with xams and stuff…
nevertheless i would like to post somethng about my beautiful state and its natural heritage which has its most important roots in the history of India
welcome to the heart of India , Madhya Pradesh, land of ancient art, architecture, official abode of maharajas and their majestic palace.
The first thought that comes to mind when one thinks about Madhya Pradesh is the Khajuraho group of temple. Monumental heritages in Madhya Pradesh are so beautiful, charming and ecstatic that it pulls tourists from across the world to visit here. From the erotic sculptures of Khajuraho to the great Stupas at Sanchi, there are many ancient ruins and architectural marvel within the boundary of Madhya Pradesh.
KHAJURAHO – the Khajuraho Group of Monuments is a group of Hindu and Jain temples in Madhya Pradesh, India, about 175 kilometres (109 mi) southeast of Jhansi. They are one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India. The temples are famous for theirnagara-style architectural symbolism and their erotic sculptures.
Caves in Madhya Pradesh:
If there is any place in Madhya Pradesh that hides the beauty and splendour of nature, then it would be caves. The deep and dark world of caves is fascinating. Caves of Madhya Pradesh are a rich amalgamation of history, spirituality, mystery and adventure exploration.Famous Caves in Madhya Pradesh:
Bhimbetka Caves in Bhojpur Raisen– The Bhimbetka rock shelters are an archaeological site of the Paleolithic, exhibiting the earliest traces of human life on the Indian subcontinent, and thus the beginning of the South Asian Stone Age. It is located in the Raisen District in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, near Abdullaganj town and inside the Ratapani Wildlife Sanctuary,The name Bhimbetka is associated with Bhima, a hero-deity of the epic Mahabharata.The word Bhimbetka is said to derive from Bhimbaithka , meaning “sitting place of Bhima”.
Forts in Madhya Pradesh
Scattered ruins on the towering hills to the restored masterpieces-Forts of Madhya Pradesh are incredible sites to look at and a perfect venue to go for a heritage walk. Castles, fort and fortress of Madhya Pradesh are epitomes of the rulers struggle to conquer the state. They are the witness of the bloodbath the kingdom has gone through to save its people. These are the art from the past and depicts about the cultural history of the state.
Famous forts in Madhya Pradesh
Madan mahal fort – Madan Mahal is a sub urban area of Jabalpur famous for the historical Durgavati fort. The area also has a railway station named Madan Mahal.
Situated atop a hill in Jabalpur town is a small but enchanting fort of the Gond rulers. It was more of a manned post on vigil for invaders now enveloped in shroud of history. The fort dates back to 11th century AD. The fort is well associated with Rani Durgavati the Gond Queen and her son Madan Singh. Rani Durgavati eventually died fighting the Moguls and is hailed as a martyr in Indian history. She also built numerous temples and tanks scattered around Jabalpur chiefly around her Garha principality.
The Gond rulers reigned over Jabalpur, Mandla and surrounding regions. Madan Mahal is one such fort built by them. Though not exactly an architectural marvel, the little fort is characterized by intrigue of ancient monuments in India
- Overall, there are three UNESCO world heritage sites in Madhya Pradesh- Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi, Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka and Khajuraho Group of Monuments.
- Some of the oldest Buddhist relics are spotted in Sanchi. The Stupa was built in the year 262 AD by King Ashok.
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