At a distance of 1.5 km from Maheshwar Bus Station, Ahilyeshwar Temple is an ancient Hindu temple located in Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh. Situated in the Maheshwar Fort Complex, it is one of the popular religious places to visit as part of Maheshwar tour packages.
Maheshwar Fort houses several temples dedicated to different incarnations of Lord Shiva. The most number of Shiva temples in Maheshwar rename the town as 'Gupt Kashi'. Ahilyeshwar Temple is one of those temples dedicated to Lord Shiva in Maheshwar. Lies on the banks of the sacred Narmada river, it is one of the biggest and oldest temples in Maheshwar.
Built-in Maratha and North Indian Style, this temple is testimony to the architectural skills of the Maratha workmen. It took 34 years to build this temple with a cost of 1.5 crore Indian rupees. The sanctum santorum has a Lord Shiva statue with Nandi. The premise of this temple showcases extremely beautiful carvings of Maratha soldiers and elephants that draw the attention of many visitors. Even though this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, pillars have statues of Dashavatar of Vishnu. Besides the shrine of Shiva, the temple also enshrines a deity of Lord Rama.
Timings: 7 AM - 6.30 PM
Aarti Timings: 8 AM & 6 PM