Chausath Yogini Temple, Bhedaghat

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Chausath Yogini Temple is situated on a hilltop of Bhedaghat in Jabalpur. Built in the 11th century A.D., the temple is the abode of Goddess Durga along with 64 yoginis or shaktis considered to be the different forms of the Goddess. Around 150 steep steps lead to the shrine which is at a good height. The complex of the temple consists of 64 shrines in circular motion, one for each yoginis and a main shrine where Lord Shiva and his consort Goddess Parvati are seen riding on Nandi, the sacred bull. The temple was constructed during the reign of Kalchuri Dynasty and was mainly made with local granite. There are 64 idols in the circular periphery of the temple. Mughal invaders, later on, destroyed and deformed most of the temple. Standing at the open-sky courtyard you can witness a panoramic view of the River Narmada and the surrounding landscape.