Hazrat Wajihuddin Yusuf spent his early years at Kalkahari, near Delhi where he was born in the year 1260. As a young man he left for Delhi, where he became a disciple of Continue reading “Dargah Makhdoom Shah Wilayat” »
This simple yet imposing building, located on the Isagarh road at a distance of 4 kilometres from Chanderi… [more]
Shehzadi Ka Rauza
This elegant structure, built on a 12 feet high platform, stands near the Parmeshwar Pond. On the outside… [more]
Ramnagar Palace and Museum
The road through the Kati Ghati gate leads up to the Ramnagar Palace which is also a museum maintained… [more]
Built in 1450 under the aegis of Mahmood Khilji I of the Malwa Sultanate, this elegant structure is actually… [more]
Kati Ghati Gateway
This heraldic structure, cut entirely out of living rock, is situated on the southern edge of Chanderi,… [more]
Located 3 kilometres away from the village of Behti, which in turn is 20 kilometres south-east of Chanderi, … [more]
Nanuan Rock Paintings
Near the village of Nanaun, along the river Urr (Urvashi), can be found the earliest imprints of human… [more]
This mosque, situated a short distance from the main town, was built in AD 1495 by the Governor Sher… [more]
About 2 kilometres south of town, on the Ramnagar road is the Khandargiri temple complex which is a popular… [more]
Badal Mahal Darwaza
This structure, the most eminent among all monuments in Chanderi, is situated at the southern end of… [more]
Set in the midst of the the Vindhyachal hill ranges, the Singhpur Palace is located at a distance of… [more]
The Kirti Durg was first constructed by the 11th century Pratihara king Kirti Pal and is named after… [more]
The Jama Masjid, with a capacity of holding over 2000 persons at the time of prayer, is the largest and… [more]
The founding of this temple is interlinked with the lore of founding of modern Chanderi, when the Pratihara… [more]
Nizamuddin Family Tombs
Approached by the Chanderi Mongawali road, situated near the Jama Masjid, in the Andar Shehar or Inner… [more]
This Jain temple is situated in the Hath ka Pura neighbourhood, within the Bahar Shehar. Hath ka Pura which was earlier called Manganj used to be the area where most of the prosperous Jain businessmen had their houses in the past. The exact date of foundation and construction of the temple is not found inscribed but some of the statues installed within the temple have dates which correspond to AD 967 which is the oldest, 10th century and AD 1204.
One of the main gateways in the city fortifications, the Delhi Darwaza was probably given this name as it faced north towards Delhi. Today it forms the main entrance to the Continue reading “Delhi Darwaza” »
Situated on the Chanderi Mungaoli road near Harkund Bawdi, the exact inception date of this Shaiva temple is unclear as the only inscription found is unreadable. Only the date which is probably AD 1214 can be deciphered.
Within this temple is another temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Ganesh, whose architecture appears to belong to the Bundela period. A shiva lingam installed here, however, is certainly ancient.
Located within the inner city, near the Rajmahal, the Choubisi temple is another attraction for the Jain pilgrims who visit Chanderi. Built in 1836, the temple is not as old as some of the other Jain pilgrimage sites in the vicinity, yet its fame is enough to attract tens of thousands of pilgrims every year. The temple is in two parts. The first part is ancient with a large domed roof which has the symbols of all 24 Tirthankaras rendered upon its inside. This part also houses a giant statue of Bahuvali.