Jabalpur is called sanskardhani for a reason. The people here are into spirituality, religion.
Visiting temple is an integral part of our life. We not only worship God but also have a belief in its power. Temples help us find peace in midst of all chaos. Jabalpur is a holy place and there are many temples one can visit.
1. Kachnar City Shiva Temple-
Kachnar city is the favorite place for devotees of Lord Shiva. The statue of lord shiva is built 76ft high under the sky. There are also replicas of 12 Jyotirlinga of lord shiva.The perfect lighting makes it more attractive in the night.
2. Pisanhari ki madiya-
Pisanhari Jain Temple is situated at a distance of 7 Km from the heart of the Jabalpur city on the Jabalpur-Nagpur road. It was built during the nineteenth century on the top of 300 ft. high hill.This place feels like a small trek and the beautiful view from the top adds more beauty to it. It is said that the construction of this place was started by the hard earned money of an old woman who collected it by grinding flours. So this place is also a symbol of faith and dedication.
3. Hanumantal Jain Temple
This temple located right on the edge of hanumantal is a historic temple. It has a beautiful architecture like a palace with Shikhar and domb.This temple is open for 24 hours. With a recitation of bhaktambar Strotra, one could feel a magic in the atmosphere.
4. Gurudwara Saheb Gwarighat-
This Gurudwara is located on the side of gwarighat. One can reach there by boat easily. This gurudwara is a must go for all Jabalpuriyas and the visitors. Langar is served every day which generally includes chapatti and cooked vegetables.
5. Paatbaba Temple-
It is believed that patbababa temple was built during the end of 19th century when 2nd industrial revolution started the concept of mass production. During that time, Lieutenant Colonel Stanley Smith was given the orders for establishing a Guns and Carriage Factory at Jabalpur.
6. Sharda Devi Mandir-
This temple, located on the hills of madan mahal, is an ancient temple. It was constructed by the gond rulers. Here, a fair is organised on Monday during the month of shravan. Thousands of devotees come here carrying a flag which they put at the feet of goddess. The fair has stalls selling balloons and toys, swings ride and much more. While coming down from this temple, there is a balance rock which is a great place of attraction.
7. Gupteshwar Mahadev Temple-
This is another holy place for Shiva devotees. It is believed to exist during Ramayana period during the venture of Bhagwan Ram, Mata Sita and Laxman to the chitrakoot region. As Mata Sita wanted to worship Ma Narmada, Shri Ram offered a chunri to Ma Narmada and made a shiv-ling out of the sand and worshipped it.
8. Tripur sundari-
Tripur sundari is located about 12 km from the city, on the bhedaghat road in a village Tewar. It was a sacred place during kalchuri dynasty and a place of worship since 11th century and till today, it is worshipped by thousands of people. It is famous for the statue of goddesses (devi) which emerged from the ground.
9. Chousat Yogini Mandir-
It is situated between bhedaghat and dhuadhar. Constructed on a hill, you have to climb some stairs to reach the temple. But it is definitely worth your sweat. Chousat Yogini is a temple of about 64 beautifully carved statues of Yoginis. Here, inside the main temple Lord Shiva & Parvati can be seen together riding on Nandi (bull).
10. Shri Supteshwar Ganesh Mandir-
This temple, situated at Ratan Nagar road, is an old and unique temple. There is a unique idol of Lord Ganesh which is believed to have growing gradually. People come here with a clean heart and get magnified seeing the idol.