About Chanderi

Located in the Chandragiri hill, this Bawdi has been carved out of a single rock and collects the water from the various streams that flow down the hill, especially on the monsoon Continue reading “Ek Patthar ki Bawdi (near Aab-e-Zamzam Mosque)” »

Bada Ganesh Temple (Dhundraj),ChanderiSituated in Andar Shaher, near Rajmahal, this Bundela period construction is the most famous among all temples dedicated to Lord Ganesh in Chanderi. A large stone block carved with a four-armed figure of the god Ganesh is the main idol of the temple. The temple is also known as Dundraj as the people believe that a visit to the temple is enough to cure blurred and foggy vision.

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Maula Ali Hill,ChanderiThis hill is named after the fourth Caliph Maula Ali, whose family was sacrificed in Karbala. It is said that a saint from Chanderi used to visit Karbala every year in the month of Muharram and bring back its holy soil. One year he was unable to go and as an alternative made a mound of the holy soil on this hill and prayed there. Since then the hill has been famous as the Maula Ali Hill. Also to be found on the hill are the Hazrat Bismillah Shah mazaar and an Alamgiri mosque.

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Chakla Bawdi,ChanderiThe largest among all Bawdis in Chanderi, the Chakla Bawdi is a square stepwell built during the Khilji rule. It is said that the Bawdi was meant only for the ladies of the royal household and not the common people.On the edge of the Bawdi are built two tombs, one belongs to Sheikh Raji’s wife while the other is without an inscription and probably of a saint. Also in the vicinity are the ruins of a large palace, possibly also of the Khilji period. It is located to the south of town, on the way to Khandargiri.

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Mansimheshwar Temple,ChanderiLocated near the Delhi Darwaza, the Mansimheshwar is a Bundela period Shaiva temple. A 23 line long inscription in Sanskrit mixed with local dialect is written in Nagari letters Continue reading “Mansimheshwar Temple” »



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