Mudhai Devi temple

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Location: Waghali, Chalisgaon, Jalgaon, MaharashtraYear: 1150–1200 AD

Mudhai Devi temple is a temple of goddess Mudhai built as a Hemadpanti structure in village Waghali, in Chalisgaon tehsil of Jalgaon district in Khandesh region of Maharashtra, India. Due to its archaeological importance, the Archaeological Survey of India declared this temple as a monument of national importance in 1914. The temple is located on an artificial mound and is now partly ruined. It was built around 1150–1200 AD. The temple faces east and is in stellate plan consisting of a garbhagriha, ardhamandapa, mandapa, and pottico leading to the mandapa. The structure is supported with 24 pillars. The temple is not fully preserved, its parts like pitha, vedibandha, and jangha are well preserved while shikhara is missing and in place of that roof has covered with stone slabs and concrete which is a latter addition done for its protection. The walls of the temple are bedecked with the least decorations including ratnas, foliage, geometrical and grassamukha designs. Main sculptures on the central walls at the north, west, and south are the standing images of Chandika, Surya, and Ganesha, respectively.

Category: TemplesOwnership: Archaeological Survey of India
Temple Waghali Chalisgaon Jalgaon Maharashtra

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