Goddesses' Abode Maihar
MAA SHARDA DEVI TEMPLE, WITH 1063 STEPS, SITS BEAUTIFULLY ATOP TRIKOOTA HILL
CONSIDERED AS ONE OF THE 51 SHAKTI PEETHS OF GODDESS PARVATI
THE FOUNDER OF MAIHAR- GHARANA, USTAD ALLAUDDIN KHAN WAS FROM MAIHAR
MAIHAR BAND IS AN ORCHESTRA MENTORED BY USTAD ALAUDDIN KHAN SAHAB
After climbing 1063 steps, you will see the beautiful Maa Sharda Devi Temple, sitting atop the Trikoota hill in Maihar. While the temple attracts thousands of devotees year on year, the town is also considered as one of the 51 Shakti Peeths of Goddess Parvati.
What adds to this divinity is how Maihar got its name. The name means ‘Necklace of Mother’. It is believed that when Lord Shiva was carrying Sati, her necklace fell down here. Along with its treasure of holiness, Maihar also holds the honour of producing some of the best Indian Classical musicians.
With this wide a range of offerings, Maihar will leave you amazed, like you used to be as a child.
Points of interest
Maa Sharda Devi Temple
The beautiful temple, atop Trikoota hill, attracts devotees in huge numbers.
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Hotel Surbahar, Maihar
Located close to the renowned Ma Sharda temple, this hotel offers contemporary amenities that are not just ideal for pilgrims but leisure and business travellers too. It houses a business centre that offers numerous business services to corporate travellers. The in-house restaurant is a 100% vegetarian and offers a range of foods to satisfy any palate. Extra Info Front Desk: 24 Hours Check in time: 12:00 PM Check out time:12:00 PM House Keeping: Daily, (included in room rates, no extra charge) Minimum Stay: No minimum Stay. Bathroom: Private for each unit.
AC Dlx Room, AC Room, Aircooled Room, Dormitory Beds
INR 300 - 2990
Khajuraho - 150kms
Maihar - 4kms
Plan your Travel
Reaching by Air
Khajuraho (106 km) and Jabalpur (145 km) are the nearest airports to Maihar.
Reaching by Rail
Maihar falls on the Mumbai – Howrah mainline and hence almost all the trains stop here.
Reaching by Road
Located on the National Highway 7, it is well connected with all the major cities. Taxi for hire is also available from Satna or Maihar station.
A handy digital map of the location and facilities for easy reference.
LOCAL GUIDE DIRECTORY
List and contact information of accredited local guides. Please call and book in advance.
A guide to the sights, facilities, timings and more.
BEST SEASON TO VISIT
This destination can be visited throughout the year. but it’s best to visit in the months of July to April.