The Maihar Temple is a huge temple built on Trikut mountain in the Satna district of Madhya Pradesh. Maa Sharda Temple Maihar is very beautiful and huge and everyone becomes happy to see its beauty. Devotees come hereafter crossing 1063 steps to see the Maa Sharda Temple Maihar.
The Maihar Temple of Satna is the only temple of Maa Sharda in the whole of India. The temple is known as the temple of Maa Sharda Devi. Here Goddess Kali, Shri Gaurishankar, Shri Kaal Bhairavi, Mata Khulmati, Lord Ganesha, Hanuman, Maa Jalpa are also worshiped along with the Maa Sharda. There is an ancient story behind it being called Maihar mandir.
Such is the story that Mata Sati, the daughter of King Daksha wanted to marry Lord Shiva But King Daksha did not want this. Mata Sati married Shiva against her wish. Daksha did not consider Shiva as God. They considered him only as the guru of ghosts and aphorism.
After some time King Daksha organized a Yagya. In which called Brahma, Vishnu, Indra Dev, and all the gods and goddesses to join but not Lord Shiva. Mata Sati was greatly hurt by this and she burnt herself alive in the same Yagya. When Lord Shiva came to know about it, he became very angry. He picked up the body of Sati from the Yagya and started roaming in the whole universe.
Lord Shiva started doing tandav and opened his third eye. Then Lord Vishnu divided Sati’s body into 52 parts with his Sudarshan Chakra to protect all the creatures of the world. Where the parts of Sati fell, it became “Shakti Peeth”. It is believed that the necklace of Mata Sati had fallen here. Hence the name of this place is Maihar which means mother’s necklace
Alha and Udal, the devotees of Mother Sharda.
Alha and Udal were great devotees of Maa Sharda. It is believed that this is the same Alha and Udal who fought with Prithviraj Chauhan. It is said that this temple was discovered by both of them. Alha did penance for Maa Sharda for 12 years and Maa Sharda was pleased and gave him the boon of being immortal.
From then till today, Alha comes here daily to worship Mother Sharda.
Allah Udal’s Wrestling Arena
Behind the temple, there is a pond under the mountains, about which it is believed that Alha and Udal used to fight wrestling here. This is the Alha Talab.
Height of Maihar Temple
Maa Sharda is seated on the Trikuta mountain and the height of this mountain is 600 feet from the ground.
Places to Visit in Maihar.
Gola Math Temple
This is the Lord Shiva temple. In the sanctum sanctorum of this temple, there is a Shivling of Lord Shiva and there is a statue of Nandi Ji outside the temple. This temple is very old. This temple was built in the 10-11 century during the Kalchuri period. People say that it was made in one night.
There is also a temple of Lord Ram and Mata Kali Ji here. Gola Math temple is 3-4 km away from Maihar. You can easily reach it.
Ikchhapurti Temple Kjs Cement Plant
This temple is also known as Jas. It took 7 years to build this temple., there is a huge temple of 11644 square feet. The area in which this temple is built is a residential complex of Maihar Cement.
This is the temple of Goddess Durga. The temple is 62 feet high from the ground and has a beautiful garden around it which is very beautiful to see. There is a colorful fountain in front of it which makes this place even more beautiful.
The inauguration ceremony of the temple took place in the presence of the company’s chairman Kamaljit Singh Ahluwalia and vice-chairman Pawanjit Singh Ahluwalia.
Park Maihar (Maihar Garden)
Maihar City Park is very near to Maihar Temple. This park is very good for picnics and visits with family. Here the trees and plants make the atmosphere here very attractive and it makes the visitors happy here.
If you have come to Maihar mandir, then definitely visit here once. And enjoy a happy moment with your family. There is no entry fee in this park, it is absolutely free for the general public.