Maheshwar

Maheshwar

At a Glance
Population
30,000
Area
1247 Hactare
Geo Location
Central
Average Climate
3°C - 32°C
Best time to visit
October - March

Maheshwar, a religious place, is situated about 90 kms away from Indore. Located on the bank of holy river Narmada, it is known for temples and ghats. It is said that this town is older than Mohan-Jo-Daro. Earlier, it was the capital of King Kritvirya Arjun of Haihay Dynasty. In the ancient times, it was identified by the name – Mahishmati. Tourist visiting Indore and Mandav etc. may also visit this palace. The world renowned Maheshwari sarees are made here.

Maheshwar is a town known for ancient temples located on the bank of Narmada River in the Khargone district of Madhya Pradesh. It is believed that Lord Shiva loves the flow of River Narmada here because it is the only inner peace idol to quiet it. It has mythological and historical importance as it is believed that King Sahastrarjun who was a husband of 500 women had arrested the Narmada River with its 1000 arms and had made a play area for his wives. During this period, the Shivalinga was made by Ravana on the shore. When he pulled out the river water, the Shivlinga was washed away and this ensued in the war between them. But when the king got the victory, he kept ten lamps on Ravana's heads and one on his hand. Now you can see that 11 lamps in the Sahastrarjun Temple keep the event alive.

Maheshwar, known for its spiritual importance, is mentioned as Mahishmati in the famous Hindu epics Ramayana and Mahabharata. In addition to all these, Maheshwar is popular for making hand-loom saris mixing cotton and silk unique and delicate. It is known for its huge production of Maheshwari sarees and this makes this popular tourist destination, a perfect paradise for people who want to shop. Maheshwar is known for temple and ghats. The tourists feel a mental peace here. The fort, the temple of Kaleshwar, Raj-rajeshwar, Vittaleshwar, and Ahileshwar, the museum of the Holkar family memorial, Dashahra Tirth-Mandal and Sati Burj etc are worth seeing.

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