Kankali Devi Temple Tigawa (Tigma) is an ancient temple located in Tigawa Village at Bahoriband in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. Bahoriband is a tehsil of Katni district and it is 50 km away from Katni. The Kankali Devi temple is one of the ancient temples of the 5th century, which dates back to approximately 400-425 AD. Where Kankali Devi Temple is today, earlier there were 26 Hindu temples that were destroyed by foreign Muslim invaders. Now, out of 26 temples, only 2 temples are in good condition, one is a Kankali devi temple and the other is of Khadag wali devi (Lord Durga), the rest of the 24 temples have broken parts still present today. This place is also known by the names Tigwa, Tigawa Tigma and Tigwan. By looking at the Kankali devi temple and Goddess Durga (Kadag wali devi) existing here, you can see the unique art style of our times. Apart from this, there are 24 temples that have been destroyed, you will be shocked to see them. The facades of the broken temples are so beautiful and their design is so attractive that the question arises in the mind whether such beautiful craftsmanship was possible even at that time when there was no machinery present in that time.
Every day hundreds of people come here to see this temple, and seeing this ancient heritage and its borken parts, they are romantic as well as sad because of why this temple was demolished. Although very few people know this place, it is a very good tourist spot and picnic spot. People who like history and Indian culture and want to know about it must come here.
History of Tigawa (Tigma) and Kankali Devi Temple
Tigwa is a small village near the place named Bahoriband in the Katni district in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. Local people call this village by the name of Tigma or Tigwan. Today’s small village was under the rulers of the Gupta dynasty in ancient times and their rule used to run here. In this village, 26 Hindu temples were built by the Gupta rulers in the 5th century (400–425 AD). In all the temples, the stone was carved and their design and construction were so amazing that even in today’s era, there is no such thing possible as a so beautiful temple. In the temple idols and statues of Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva, Goddess Durga, Goddess Kali, Goddess Ganga, Seshnagh, Lord Ganesh, and other deities were made. You can get an idea of the advanced and developed handicrafts of that time by looking at the Gods, Goddesses, and all other figures engraved on the stones and walls of the temples.
But unfortunately, out of these 26 temples, now only 2 temples are present in proper condition, the rest of the 24 temples have only ruins and broken parts left. This happened because, after the end of the Gupta dynasty, other state dynasties and foreign invaders attacked and damaged these temples. Especially the Mughals and other Muslim invaders are considered to be the reason for the destruction of these temples.
Kankali Devi Temple Tigawa is a historical heritage of Madhya Pradesh, India.
The craftsmanship and design of the Kankali Devi Temple and the rest of the Broken Temples are very unique and rare. And it gives a glimpse of ancient Indian history and Hindu culture and tells us how rich and happy our Indian culture and its traditions were. Because of its importance, this place has been kept under the protection of Indian archaeology. This place has been declared a national asset.
Opening and closing time of Tigawa (Tigma) Kankali Devi Temple.
9 AM To 6 PM. (All Days)
How to reach Kankali Devi temple Tigawa (Tigma), Bahoriband?
By Air: The nearest airport near Tigawa Kankali Devi Temple is the Dumna airport of Jabalpur Then from there you will have to go to Tigawa Kankali Temple via Jabalpur by bus, or taxi. Airport 88 km is far from the temple.
By Train: If you want to come to Tigawa (Tigma) Kankali Devi temple by train then the nearest railway station to Kankali Devi temple is Sihora Road. Tigawa Kankali temple is 33.5 km from Sihora Road station. From here you can go here by local taxi or rickshaw or by your own vehicle.
Katni Junction is the second nearest railway station here. The distance from Tigwa Kankali Temple to Katni Junction Railway Station is 45km.
By Road: You can also come to Tigawa (Tigma) Kankali Devi temple by road. Jabalpur and Katni is well connected by roads to all the cities of India. If you want, you can come here by booking your own vehicle or taxi.
Address and Google map of Kankali Devi Temple, Tigma Bahoriband Katni
Address: Kankali Devi Temple, Tigwan Bahoriband, Katni, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Images of Kankali Devi Temple Tigawa (Tigma), Bahoriband, Katni
Other places to visit are near Kankali Devi temple Tigma.
- Roopnath Dham
- Bandar Chuha, Dham
- Suramya Park, Kataye Ghat.
- Jagrirti Park, Madhav Nagar, Katni.
- Badera Chaturyug Dham
- Vijayraghavgarh Fort
- Maa Vaishnav Devi Dhaam, Village Sungarha.
- Vishnu Varah Temple Karanpur
- Kamakandla Fort, Bilhari, Katni
- Maihar (Maa Sharda Temple)