Chausath Yogini Temple is an ancient Lord Shiva temple believed to be constructed in 1323 AD, situated at Morena district in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. This temple is also known as Ekattarso Mahadeva Temple.
Chausath Yogini temple was built by the Kachchhapaghata king Devapala (1055-1075 CE). The temple has 64 chambers and an open mandapam (hall) in the center. The chambers and the hall are separated by a circular courtyard. 100 steps leads to the entrance of the temple. The central hall or shrine has slab coverings with perforations, so that rain water drains to a large underground storage area. the pipe lines from the roof top are also connected to this area.
Chausath Yogini Temple is situated on top of a small hill, which is around 100 feet in height.
Its believed that the Indian Parliament’s architecture is inspired from the Chausath Yogini Temple.
Ekattarso Mahadeva Temple is believed to be used for providing education in the fields of astrology and mathematics; based on the movement of Sun.
How Do I Go to Chausath Yogini Temple alias Ekattarso Mahadeva Temple?
The temple situated at Mitaoli village (also spelled as Mitawali or Mitavali) and is well connected by roads to other parts of the country. Morena railway station is the nearest railway station to Chausath Yogini Temple. The nearest aiport, Gwalior airport, is at around 40 kilometers distance from this historic Ekattarso Mahadeva Temple..