The town is nearly 300 years old having been founded in 1681 by Dewan Parasram. The beautiful lake in the town in which is reflected the old fort and palace still bears the name of the founder. The town is 83 Kms. from the Bhopal and is reached by a good road. The site of the town is the place of temple of Shiva – then known as Topila Mahadeo, for the persons who lived there manufactured toplis or basket. Hence the name stick. It is however in the autumnal months that the place becomes exceedingly picturesque and beautiful. From the top of the Baijnath Mahadeo temple the pleasant panorama is very appealing, with the lakes of full limpid water, with the land carpeted in lush green grass, with the small streams racing down the slopes of the hills and hills themselves covered with good vegetation and as rustling wind sweeps the murmuring countryside adorned with mellowing crops, radiant in the evening sun, the brilliance of blue skies seems to evenly matched with the grandeur of the green.
Shyamji Sanka Temple-Narsinghgarh
A Sanka is a small village situated near the river Parvati and is about 5Km from Kotra , once its tehsil headquarter of Rajgarh State. Each year in the month of magh a mela is held here and is known as Shyamji-ka-mela.The famous temple of Shyamji was built in the memory of the king Sangram Singh (Shyam Singh) by his wife Bhagyawati in the 16-17th century, the king died in an encounter with a mughal soldier of Haji Wali. The temple is protected by the state govt. . It has beautiful paintings on the wall reflecting the Malwi & Rajashthani effects, the beautiful and well carved stones & bricks were used to construct the temple.
A beautiful temple is just 4 Kms. from Rajgarh. It is on the high hill & you can have a picturesque view of the town from the top. It is covered with dense forest having different varieties of plants. The devotee come from different parts in the navratri season. Rajgarh was ruled by Bhil kings about 550 years ago, during these times that Matarani was established on the hill. From then Matarani sat on the platform on the hill. Later the temple was declared a trust with the cooperation of the administration here. After the trust was formed, road routes, living etc. were made to reach the temple. Also arrangements for drinking water and community building etc. were made. During the Navratri, thousands of devotees reach here to visit here, Devotees come from all parts, including Rajasthan . The Siddhi of the Siddhapeeth Jalpa Mata temple is so that whenever the Muhurtas do not come out for the marriage of anyone, marriages are performed in the court of Matarani. It is believed that the Panthi kept and marriage performed without any Muhurta. After getting married, people of both the parties, including the bride and groom, arrive here to see Matarani. Apart from these, there are crowds of people who visit here during weddings from all over the district.
Dargah Shareif- Rajgarh
A saint HAZRAT SYED. QURBAN ALI SHAH BADAKHSHANI known as “Baba Badakshani R.A.” born in 1245 (hijri) at Badakshan & came to India in 1268 (hijri) from Badakhshan of Afganistan and later he came to Rajgarh in 1309 hijri. In the year 1914 A.D. he died on 20th of the holly month of Ramazan of 1334 hijri. Since then his death anniversary is celebrated as “URS” in the month of March from 10-12. People of all communities from all over the India and some of other countries come in to the URS for spiritual gain.
Dargah Shareef, Masjid and other buildings were founded by the Mutawalli of Dargah Shri Syed. Mushtaq Ali Rizvi Sandelvi after the death of Baba Sahib.
Wild Life Sancutary of Narsinghgarh is among one of the 35 sancturies of M.P. established in 1978 under Forest Division Rajgarh Social Forestry. Sanctuary is situated on N.H.52, 70 Kms from Bhopal, 221 Kms from Indore, 35 Kms from Biaora and 278 Kms from Kota. (Latitude:23035′ to 23040′ North, Longitude:7702′ to 77010′ East, Height form Sea Level: 462.07 to 576.08 meter). It is covered 57.197 Sq. Km. (Reserve Forest) area. Due to its natural beauty it is one of the most beautiful place of Rajgarh district, so it is also known as “Kashmir of Malwa” region.
In the center of this sanctuary “Chidikho Lake” is situated which is one of the attraction among the tourists. This sanctuary is built by the rulers of the state and in the ancient time this sanctuary is used for hunting purpose by the rulers. Migratory birds from different places reaches here in this sanctuary. The lake situtated here is having special appearance due to which the local people named this lake as “Chidikho Lake”. Here in this sanctuary we can have a glimpse of local birds and migratory birds. State bird Dhoodh Raj is mainly seen here in this sanctuary. National bird peakock is mainly seen in this sanctuary and in nearby areas. The climatic condition is suitable for the national bird peakock. And this sancutary is having a chance to develope as Mayur Park Area of this sanctuary is sufficient for wild animals. 11 GULBAGH, CHEETAL in large number and SAMBHAR, NEELGAI are mainly found. We can see them freely roaming in this sanctuary. Near to “CHIDIKHO LAKE” JAMUN KHO,ANDHIYAR KHO, DHUWALI wild animals can be seen. Work is done for protection and preservation of wild animals.
The village is said to be over 1000 years old having been named after a Kulmi patel. The muslim troops used to be stationed here and legend has it , that it was from here that they saw the five sola Khamba at Bihar (Narsinghgarh). It is situated on the bank of Kali Sindh river and 10Km from the Sarangpur tehsil. It was the scene of battle in 1813 & 1847
It was once a teshsil of Rajgarh state. It is situated 10 Km from south of Narsinghgarh. It is on the fringe of forest and some old Shikargarh (hunting place) are well laid out.
A beautiful temple of Khoiry Mahadev is just 1 Kms. from Rajgarh. It is one of the favorite picnic spot of the Rajgarh. On Shivratri, Bhole Baba’s procession from the city to the Mahadev temple and the marriage ceremony of Shiva Parvati is organized.
Mohanpura Dam Rajgarh
Mohanpura Irrigation Project is the first such project in the country that will irrigate fields with pressure. This is the first long pipeline in the country, under this project costing 3800 crores, the underground canal with the longest pressure pipe will irrigate 1 lakh 35 thousand hectares of land. In the first phase, 25 hectares of rocky land will be irrigated in Kalipith area. Underground pipe laying work is going on in other areas.
Mohanpura Dam is built on the Nevaj River, 8 km from Rajgarh. The catchment area intercepted at the dam site is 3726 sq. km. The Mohanpura dam proposes to provide water for irrigation, domestic and industrial uses. It is proposed to irrigate about 35500 ha Kharif and 62250 ha of Rabi season.
Anjanilal Mandir Biaora
About 45 years ago, Lord Anjani Lalji was seated on a platform in a secluded area amidst dense thickets away from the city. But with the cooperation of all, this uninhabited, desolate place has now become a delightful site. It is run by the Sri Anjaneelal Temple Committee. Anjanilal Temple Dham is situated on the banks of the river Ajnar at dushera ground. A grand and huge red stone carved entrance has been built at the entrance of Shri Anjane Lal Mandir Dham.
Three amazing pillars of dham
• Lord Shri Ram temple
• Lord Shree Anjanilal Temple under construction
• Lord dwadas jyotir ligeshwar Mahadev Temple
A grand huge and scenic temple has been constructed by the trust just opposite the temple of Shri Anjane Lal. In which Lord Rama is seated with Shri Mata Janaki, Shri Laxman Ji and Shri Anjane Lal. The shape of the temple is similar to that of a grand palace with white Makrana marble on the outside and inside.
In which the beautiful carvings, jaalis, huge curtains and faunas give an attractive look to the temple. The idols of God are enchanting. Their visions bring a supernatural joy and peace to the mind and fulfillment of all desires and desires.
The huge Satsang Bhawan was built with a grand and beautiful RCC hall of 100 X 30 feet, in which about 3000 listeners can sit and enjoy satsang comfortably. Along with this hall, 3 rooms with all facilities were also constructed for the accommodation of scholars.
Kundalia major irrigation project has been constructed on the Kalisindh River between District Rajgarh and District Agar-Malwa in Madhya Pradesh. The approved cost of the project is Rs. 3448.00 crores. This project proposes to irrigate 419 villages with new technology like drip, sprinkler etc. in a total area of 1,30,639 hectare Rabi in Sarangpur, Khilchipur and Jeerapur of Rajgarh district and Nalkheda and Susner blocks in Agar-Malwa district. The construction work of Kundalia Dam has been completed in 12/2018. 11 numbers of radial gates of 12X17m size have been constructed for drainage of the reservoir. Through this project, by laying underground pipe lines, water will be supplied to the farmer’s farm (one hectare) by providing water at high pressure through micro-irrigation. Micro irrigation of 67,591 hectares of total land of 63 villages of Susner and Nalkheda blocks of Agar-Malwa district, 63,548 hectares of land in Jeerapur and Sarangpur blocks of Rajgarh district and 67,091 in Sarangpur block, proposed date of completion of construction work is 04/2021.
Veshnodevi Temple Suthalia-Biaora
Veshnodevi Temple is near tehsil Suthalia situated on the Maksudangarh-Latteri road. In this temple Maa Veshnodham Cave has also been constructed which gives the impression of Vaishno devi Temple of Jammu Katra. Distance from Biaora is 26KM
Shri tirupati balaji mandir zirapur
The glory of Tirupati Balajee is worldwide. Every year lakhs of peoplevisit at Tirupati Dev, situated in south of India. One of the devotee from Zirapur, District Rajgarh of M.P. is Shri Om Prakash Mundra & his wife Shakuntala. When this couple reached to have darshan of Tirupati Balajee, a thought came in their mind, why not build the similar grand temple in Zirapur.
It was a dream of Late Shri Kishanjee Mundra, resident of Baikunth and father of Shri O.P. Mundra to have such a grand temple at Zirapur also. Mundra couple then & their determined to construct the grand temple at Zirapur and returned to home town. Later they went with their other family members to Jhalariya Peeth situated at Didwana, (Rajasthan) and met Shree 1008 Shree Swami Shri Ghanshyamacharyajee Maharaj to detail about their dream.
Swamijee immediately gave his consent for this great work. The starting was with the formation of Shree Shridhar Gyan Prasar Parmarthik Trust under the guidance of Swamijee Maharaj. Thereafter on 3 September 1998 at Zirapur, a town with a small population of 25000 people, foundation of Balaji Temple was laid by Swami Shree Ghanshyamacharyajee Maharaj. The construction of temple took about 2 years. From 29 April to 4 May 2000 Pran Pratishtha Samaroh was conducted and Vyankatesh Lord Balajee temple was opened for public, and since then every day 2000–2500 devotees come here to have darshan and-get their will fulfilled.
bheswamata (Bijasan mata ) Temple -Sarangpur
Magh Mela: – Every year from Basant Panchami to Purnima in the month of Magha and concluding the fair, on the full moon night, there is a city tour from the main temple of Palki hill of Maa Bhaiswamata (Bijasan Mata Temple) to the main temple of the village Bhaiswamata, going back to the main temple, In which thousands of devotees participate.
Navratri: – Darshan and Chunar Yatra in the months of the chaitra and Ashwin.
Kapileshwar Mahadev Temple-Sarangpur
Kapileshwar Mahadev Temple, built in the middle of the river Kalisindh, is famous for its supernaturalism, natural beauty and religiosity and is the center of faith.
Its specialty is that it is safe even amidst the sharp current of the river and the floods that occur every year; the temple is a unique specimen of architectural art. This temple built hundreds of years ago is designed in such a way that the flood water reaches only half the peak.
It is believed that Kapil Muni did penance on this rock of the temple. Shiv ling was established by him. Traces of the cracking claws of his Kapila cow are still present on the rock. The temple was renovated 800 years ago by Maharaja Jeevaji Rao Panwar of Dewas.
Being in the middle of the river and on the banks of the cremation ground, the importance of chanting and worship in this temple is no less than that of Jyotirlingeshwar. A 7-day fair is organized here on the full moon day of Kartik. Here is the Shani temple with Sri Balaji and Navagrahas. Devotees arrive on Somavati and Shanishwari Amavasya.
Fair – Celebration: – Every year a 7-day fair is held on the grounds of Kapileshwar Temple on Kartik Purnima.
Shani Temple Khilchipur
Maharaja Diwan Ugrasen of the princely state of Khilchipur first installed the statue of Shani Dev on the banks of the Gadganga in Khilchipur. Maharaja Ugrasen installed Lord Shani Dev near the river as in his dream as the Swambhu statue was removed from the river Gangaganga but at that time there was dense forest in which there were other dangerous wild animals including lions, due to which the devotees used to have a lot of difficulty in coming, so after some time in the year 1920, Maharaja Bahadur Sarkar of the princely state of Khilchipur Durjan Lal Singh Ji installed , where Shani Dev is sitting. Then construction work of Shani Temple was done since then till today, the day of Hariyali Amavas is celebrated as the foundation day of Shani temple.
Ghurel Pashupatinath Temple-Biaora
The Pashupati Nath Ghurel temple of historical importance is heavily crowded every year on shrawan Monday, this temple is situated between the town Biaora and Suthalia, its distance is 15 kilometers from the Biaora, there is also a cave near the temple, worship of Bholenath continues here for years .Tthe giant statue of Pashupatinath was installed in 1993, which is 7 feet high, here on the Makar Sakranti mela is held and people in large numbers from various parts came here.
Here Kavad Yatra is being held in the city on the hariyali amavasya for the past many years. The pilgrims involved in the area along with the Kavadiyas of the area rest at the Shiv Mandir at Suthalia and bring water from Parvati river at Ghoghara Ghat at 5 am. After this, duly worshiped on the statue of Lord Shankar, situated on the hill of Ghurel, about 16 km away, and abhisek it with the water of Parvati river.
With the shouts of Kavadiya Baba Bholenath, the main road to the city reaches the Parlapura Ram Temple, Sadar Bazar Shiva Temple, Biaora Road, and the Ghurail Pashupatinath Temple where Lord Bholenath’s Jalabhishek is performed. People involved in this journey are greeted by city dwellers with fruits, kheer, sabudana khichdi etc.
Shrinathji ka bada temple Rajgarh
A large temple of Shrinathji is situated amidst the hills on the banks of river Nevaj, famous for its ancient and grandeur. The architecture of this magnificent temple establishes the identity of the city. It is very beautiful. Due to being situated on the banks of the river, when the water level of the river rises during the rainy season, the garbha griha of the temple is submerged. The then King Balbahadur Singh Ji started construction of the temple in the year 1887, as an inspiration to build the temple of the grand prince of the princely state of Rajgarh in the dream in 1887, it took 24 years to build the temple. On completion of the construction work, the then King Bainsinghji established the very beautiful Vigraha (idol) of Lord Shrinathji in the auspicious time on the tenth day of the Jyestha month of 1911, “Ganga Dussehra”, in the auspicious time. Every year Ganga Dasami is celebrated as the Patotsav (Foundation Day) of the temple. Since the year 1911, the order of the Lord’s Ashtayam Seva Darshan continues in the temple continuously. Every day Mangala Aarti is performed at 8.30 Shringar Darshan 9.15 and Rajbhog Darshan at 10.15 and in the evening at 6.15, the evening Bhog at 6.30 and Shayan Darshan at 7.00.
Festivals and Festivals of the year: Krishna Janmashtami, Nandamohotsav, Nokavihar, Ramnavami, Holi Phoolphag, Annakut Festival, Shravanmas, Hindola Utsav etc. are celebrated with great pomp and show.
This temple is the tallest (111 feet) shikhara temple in the state on the banks of river Nevaj. During the evening, the Romachak Drisha is seen on the summit of the temple, in fact hundreds of pigeons, who quench their thirst in the river, can be seen circling around the summit of the temple with a flock. By looking at the birds, it seems that the birds are also getting the merit benefits by revolving around God. Hundreds of people reach the temple to see this scene in the evening and take advantage of the vision of Lord Shrinathji. The temple is more than 100 years old, with the temple administration taking full care of the temple and periodically repairing / renovation work done, the temple building seems to be the latest even today.