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Believed to be in existence since the time of Mahabharata, Mandsaur has connection with Ramayana as well. It is believed to be the home town of Mandodari, wife of Ravana.
Mandsaur is the result of the merger of two villages - Marh and Saur (or Dasaur). It has been ruled by a lot of prominent rulers of ancient as well as recent history.
A remarkable place to see in Mandsaur is the Pashupatinath Temple. On the bank of river Shivna, sits this grand Shiva temple which is famous for the 8 faced Pashupati Shiva Idol. The spiritual aura of the temple embraces the whole town. A small Hanuman temple and a shrine dedicated to Janaki Nath are also a part of the Pashupatinath Temple complex.
What also makes Mandsaur special is its treasure of archaeological sites. Situated in the outskirts of Mandsaur, the remains of Laduna Palace, Sitamau Place, Dashapura Fort, Sondhni pillars in the village of Sondhni, Dharamarajeshwar, Brahmanical rock cut temple, Buddhist caves, Yashodharman Pillar, and prehistoric painted rock shelters narrates the tales of glorious history.
A visit to Yashodharman Archeological Museum will be a bonus as it has curated magnificent sculptures from Hinglajgarh FortSome more places to see in and around Mandsaur are Mandsaur Fort, Gandhi Sagar Sanctuary, Telia Talab.
With passing years this town is known for its historic importance and emerging opium & slate pencil industry. Rich in history, the holy town of Mandsaur will give you the stories to tell from one generation to another
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A few minutes walk from Dharmarajeshwar Temple are a series of Buddhist caves, dating back to the 5th century AD. The largest cave here is called Bhim Bazar and it contains a shrine enclosed within.
Around 30 km North of Bhanpura are rock shelters stretched out in a 5km long gallery with thousands of figures painted on its wall. These shelters are lined along a perennial stream called ?Chaturbhuj Nala?.
Approximately 60 km, northeast of Sitamau (town) and around 100 km from Mandsaur, is the magnificent, hilltop, rock-cut temple- Dharmarajeshwar temple. The temple complex bears some comparison to the rock-cut marvels of Ellora in Maharashtra.
One of the main attractions in Mandsaur is Gandhi Sagar Dam. Enjoy the panoramic views and come close to nature here.
A site of spiritual significance ?Pashupatinath Temple? is located on the banks of Shivna River. The temple is famous for its eight faced Shivalinga carved in two rows depicting Shiva as Bhava, Pashupati, Mahadeva, Ishaan, Rudra, Sharva, Ugra, and Ashani.
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The best time to visit Mandsaur is from July to April.