Chaunsat Yogini Tours
About Chaunsat Yogini, Khajuraho
Yogini is the term given to a female who practices yoga or a spiritual teacher of the Hindus or Buddhists as referred to by the people of the eastern countries like India, Nepal and Tibet.
For the Hindus, the mother is the first guru and in yoga studies as well the yogini is to be given the highest respect. Apart from this, any incarnation such as Goddess Saraswat, Lakshmi, etc. are all yoginis and generally any woman to have attained enlightenment is called a yogini.
There are four major yogini temples in India, two in Orissa and the other two in Madhya Pradesh. The two notable temples in Madhya Pradesh are at the North Western part of the Khajuraho Temple complex in Chattarpur District and the other at Jabalpur District. In these temples are yoginis are shown in lalitasana or erotic postures.
The chaunsat or 64 yoginis are- Bahurupa, Tara, Narmada, Yamuna, Shanti, Varuni, Kshemankari, Aindri, Varahi, Ranveera, Vanar-Mukhi, Vaishnavi, Kalratri, Vaidyaroopa, Charchika, Betali, Chhinnamastika, Vrishabahana, Jwala Kamini, Ghatavara, Karakali, Saraswati, Birupa, Cauvery, Bhaluka, Narasimhi, Vikatanna, Biraja, Mahakshmi, Kaumari, Mahamaya, Rati, Karkari, Sarpashya, Yakshini, Vinayaki, Vindya Balini, Veera Kumari, Maheshwari, Ambika, Kamiyani, Ghatabari, Stutee, Kali, Uma, Narayani, Samudra, Brahmani, Jwala Mukhi, Agnayeyi, Aditi, Chndrakanti, Vayubega, Chamunda, Murati, Ganga, dhumavati, Gandhari, Sarva Mangala, Ajita, Suryaputri, Vayu Veena, Aghora and Bhadrakali.
It is one of the oldest heritage sites that are situated on a hill top of Jabalpur during the 11th century. Though, most of it is in ruins but still it speaks a ton about the ancient culture and people of that era. This temple was built during the rule of Kalchuri Dynasty.
The temple is at a good height and has 64 different shrines for one yogini each. The central shrine is the largest and has a huge idol of Lord Shiva with his consort Goddess Parvati on Nandi the bull. The temple was made mostly of granite. Later this was destroyed by the Mughal invaders.
The design of the temple is simple but each yogini statue has a different posture from the other and is all exquisitely carved. The ambience is perfect with the open area and gives an all round view of the Narmada River. All in all, this place is a must visit for everyone.
Chaunsat Yogini Information
- Footwear is allowed inside.
- It is an ideal place for photography.
Restaurants Near Chaunsat Yogini
- Swiss Restaurant
- Spice Garden Restaurant
- Zaffron 1838
- New Punjab
- Safari Restaurant
- Italian Restaurant
- Pramod Restaurant
- Ganesh Restaurant
- Aggarwal Restaurant
- OKO, 24*7
- Great Temple Restaurant
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Let's flee to Khajuraho, a religious haven that will send shivers down your spine with its very aphrodisiac appeal. One of the biggest attractions in North India, the city of Khajuraho is rightly termed as a 'Symbol of Medieval Heritage'. The city encases the largest group of medieval Hindu and Jain temples, famous for their erotic sculptures that present distinction in artistry and eminence in architectural style.
Travel worry-free from Khajuraho Airport to your hotel across the Amritsar city. Avoid the hassle of waiting in long taxi lines at the airport and arrive safely to your hotel with our private Car.
Make sure you don't miss your flight by booking private departure transfer from your Khajuraho hotels to the Khajuraho Airport. You will be greeted by English-speaking driver at your hotel and transferred on a private air-conditioned vehicle directly to the airport on time for your flight departure.
Enjoy the services of your local city expert to explore Khajuraho Kamasutra Temples your way on a private 4-hour walking tour. Your personal guide will assist you to plan your day in Khajuraho to suit your interests.
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Temple are the best and these are too old and unique.it is also a unesco world heritage .this is a tourist place u can find many tourist from round the world.
Temple is very beautiful..and also surrounding are well maintained..
It's beautiful, only granite stone is used
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