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KSHETRAS IN MADHYA PRADESH
- Ramraja Mandir
Madhya Pradesh, nick named as India's 'middle
land' has scores of monuments displaying a
distinct characteristic culture- combination of
Hindu-Islam styles of architecture. Some of the
Hindu relics bear fantastic Muslim names. The
rulers that followed retained Indo-arsenic flavor,
although they gave face lift to the ancient ones.
Mansions in good condition and places of
worship still carrying on traditional prayer
services exhibit certain exotic features. Among
such temples, Ram Raja temple now found in
the centre of Orcha village can be singled out
for illustration. The murals of this temple and the
other in the same place called lakshmi
Narayana temple are unlike Hindu temples.
Even the towers share exotic styles. The dome
shaped tower mirrors un-Indianess, but the
prayer services remain untouched. Here in this
Ram Raja temple, the icon of Rama is
worshipped and it is deemed the only temple
where Rama is adored zealously in these parts.
Regular worship and annual festivals are
carried on with great devotional fervor. The
architecture going by the name of Bundeli style
is extremely bewitching and detains the visitors
It lies 120 km off Gwalior of Madhya Pradesh,
accessible by train and bus.