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Paradoxical it may sound, that certain shrines though in abject ruins are casting spells more than those where regular adoration is offered with all fanfare. The Konark's Sun temple belongs to this category and this Asha Devi temple in Madhya Pradesh joins its ranks with pardonable pride and wrings veneration from both theists and connoisseurs of art alike. This shrine's presiding deity is Mother Parvathi, but locals call it Asha devi with great veneration. This temple although in ruins, the fallen parts exhibit superb artistry of the sculptors. The doorjam displays a highly wrought artistry profuse with figures of human figures and creepers. The embellishments of Uttaranga is divided into three parts and beautified with the images of divinities like Ganesh and Devi. There are evidences such as the Lalatabimba adorned with the figure of Mahishasuramardini From the available evidence it can be deduced that this was built in the 11th century A.D. by Paramara Kings. There are several pieces of superbly sculptured human and divine figures bearing semblance to the Paramara style of architecture. And it can presumed that it was a great-centre of their cultural activities throbbing with a life of refinement and luxury. Further, it is one of the four major temples Bhutanath, Bilanth etc. Built by the Paramara kings. Its attraction ironically is waxing with time, despite many pieces are found in debris.

It lies in a dense forest 45 km off the Bhopal city, the metropolitan capital of Madhya Pradesh, accessible by 4 wheelers.

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