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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

World Heritage Sites of Madhya Pradesh, India

Madhya Pradesh, the heartland of India, is a prosperous state in terms of historical religious and natural tourist destinations. Three sites of the state are listed in the World Heritage List, while one is proposed. The World Heritage Sites of Madhya Pradesh are as follows-


(1) Khajuraho- The temples of Khajuraho located in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh were built by the Chandela kings between 950-1050 AD. Initially their number of (temples) was 85, which is currently 25. Here forever The temples related to Vaishnavism and Jainism have been built with sandstone. Kandaria Mahadev Temple, 64 Yogini Temple, Chaturbhuj Temple and Parvarnath Temple etc. are prominent. It was included in the World Heritage List in 1986.


(2)Sanchi Stupa-Raisen district of Sanchi, Sanchi was formerly known as Buddhist Shreep Parvat. There are three stupas which were constructed by Emperor Ashoka and the railings around were built by Shringa rulers. The Buddhist University was established here in the year 2012. It was included in the World Heritage List in the year 1989.


(3) Bhimbetka- Bhimbetka, located in Abdullaganj tehsil of Raisen district, was discovered in 1957 by archaeologist Vishnu Wakankar. More than 500 caves of Neolithic age have been found here. It was included in the World Heritage List in 2003.

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