Bhedaghat Chausath Yogini temple is a temple dedicated to Goddess Durga and was built in the 10th century AD. This temple is considered as the oldest heritage site in India as it was built by the Kalachuri Dynasty and was built according to the Khajuraho architecture style. The Chausath Yogini temple was named after the 64 female attendants of Goddess Durga; a yogini refers to a female attendant of a goddess. The idol of Goddess Durga along with the idols of 64 female attendants is present in the temple, and each yogini is known for having a unique posture than the other yoginis present in the temple.
The Chausath Yogini temple is located in the Jabalpur district, beside the famous Bhedaghat Waterfalls and River Narmada. Since the temple is located on top of a hill and there is a flat surface for people to relax and enjoy nature, several festivals are celebrated in this temple. Especially during the full moons and on auspicious days, a grand celebration is organized by the temple association.
Full Moons are considered auspicious in the temple therefore many devotees gather whenever any religious event is organized in the temple. To reach the temple one must climb around 150 steps barefoot. This process of climbing the stairs is also said to be helpful in purifying your deeds.
Apart from the idols of Goddess Durga and her 64 yoginis, the idols of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi are also present within the temple. Therefore many people with the Hindu religion background visit the Chausath Yogini temple without any hesitation.
Bhedaghat Chausath Yogini Temple open at 07:00 AM to 08:30 PM
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