Recently I had got an opportunity to Visit Madhya Pradesh in collaboration with Madhya Pradesh Tourism and HolidayIQ for their initiative #ChaloMPWithHolidayIQ trip.
Rani Talab is one of the oldest water wells situated in the Rewa district of Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the holiest water bodies in the entire district, and there is a huge craze among the people to visit the place during auspicious occasions. It is a very well connected well and is used to solve many problems of the locals. Near the talab, there are temples of the of the goddess kali. The Goddess is considered to be very powerful by the locals as they do believe that everyone gets their wishes fulfilled after visiting the deity. Every year during the Diwali a grand Puja takes place in the temple premises as the day just before the Diwali is considered to be Kali Puja. A big fair is also held in the temples on the occasion of the Navratri. There is a huge crowd during Navratri.
Baghel museum is one of the oldest museums in Rewa in Madhya Pradesh. The museum is known for conserving the private possessions of the Maharaja of Rewa. The place showcases the artifacts that work as the proofs for displaying the richness of the rulers of the rulers of Baghela dynasty. The museum houses an Arms gallery where one can explore different types of swords & weapons used during that period. Also, the guns used by kings both new and old ones are also displayed at the museum. Besides these, the museum also displays the ancient equipment used for hunting by the Maharaja. Furthermore, Baghel museum also displays the stuffed body of the first white tiger spotted by the Maharaja of Rewa. The tiger is said to be one of the oldest belonging of the maharaja of Rewa. Apart from all these, there are various other antiques available at the museum. The museum also has a unique collection of paintings and rare articles. The painting of Maharaja Raghuraj Singhji, Maharaja Gulab Singhji, Late H.H. Martand Singhji, the throne and character of the ‘Durbar Hall’ are some of the fabulous works displayed at the museum.
Visit Baghel museum to know more of this fantastic place in Madhya Pradesh. The museum remains open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in morning and 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the evening.
Mahamati Prannathji Temple, Panna
The place where the peripatetic sage Mahamati Prannath and his disciples, who on reaching Panna realised the message of the awakening of one’s soul. Constructed in 1692, this structure is inspired by both Hindu and Muslim architectural styles and beliefs.
The major attraction of this shrine is a circular building with nine marble domes called Guru Gummatji. Eight of these domes represent the eight directions and central dome has a divine golden Kalash.
Govindgarh Palace is believed to be the personal museum of the rulers of Rewa, which is situated on the shores of a lake. This museum is famous for housing the first white tiger, Mohan that was recovered from the nearby jungles in 1951. Tourists can also visit the islands that have been established in the lake for visitors. Govindgarh Palace was built by the Maharaja of Rewa in the year 1882 AD. This palace is 13 km away from the town of Rewa. The palace is surrounded by some beautiful waterfalls such as the Keoti, Chachai and Bahuti. It is the place where the two rivers Bihad and Pichiya merge together. This place is very panoramic. When someone plan for making a trip of Rewa he don’t miss to visit this place.
Jain museum , Khajuraho
Jain Museum, popular as Sahu Shantiprasad Jain Kala Sangrahalaya, is situated amid the Eastern Group of Khajuraho Temples. Inaugurated in the year 1987, the museum with circular gallery is known for housing more than a hundred Jain sculptures from the past.
Right at the entrance of the museum, you can spot two Makara Toranas that exhibit excellent artistry. Here you can see a number of yakshis sculptures, statues of 24 Tirthankaras (spiritual leaders) and images of other revered Jains.
Eastern Group of Temples : Khajuraho
Eastern Group of temples in Khajuraho quite different from the other temples in Khajuraho is dominated by the Jain temples. Parsvanath temple the largest Jain temple in Khajuraho is located in the eastern group of temples. Adinatha temple and the Ghantai temple is near the Parsvanath temple and is also certainly worth a visit. Brahma Temple dedicated to Vishnu is the only temple built in granite here.
Western Group of Temples : Khajuraho
The western complex of the Khajuraho group of temples houses the most important temples in Khajuraho. The Kandariya Mahadeva dedicated to Lord Shiva is the largest temple at Khajuraho. The Lakshmana temple dedicated to vishnu is located near the Kandariya Mahadeva temple. Devi Jagdamba Temple Chitragupta Temple Chaunsath Jogini Temple etc are the other major temple in the western complex.
Tribal Art Museum, Khajuraho