About Chanderi

Boodhi ChanderiSituated on the right bank of the Urr River, Boodhi Chanderi, Chandrapuri of the ancient past, was a large settlement of the Gurjara Pratiharas and possibly their capital.

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Located on the banks of the Betwa River, Deogarh is not only a place of captivating natural beauty but also of great historical importance. Situated 71 kms from Chanderi, today it is just a small village but in times past, it must have been a flourishing town and an important religious centre.

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Thubon,ChanderiFrom Chanderi, Thubon lies at a distance of 28 kilometres on the road leading to Ashok Nagar. Located between the rivers Urr and Lilawati, Thubon’s importance, historically, is as yet unrecognized. However, with the remains of innumerable temples in evidence, this importance is by no means deniable.

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Kadvaya,ChanderiThe earliest extant construction in Kadvaya is an 8th century monastery which appears to be Shaiva in affiliation and is protected by the Archaeological Survey of India. The next structures belong to the 11th and 12th centuries. These are the half-preserved Hindu temples which would have been patronized by the Gurjara-Pratihara kings.

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The only place of historical and architectural importance is the Pathrigarh – Hasangarh Fort which was founded during the Mughal era. It later came to be controlled by the Khinchi rulers and in the 17th century it was under Malhar Rao Holkar.

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