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Guna the gateway to Chambal and Malwa is famous for many religious and devotional places. These temples help in promoting tourism in Guna and hence are the major tourist attractions in Guna. There are prominent devotional places which draw crowds during festivals and fairs. The temples are clean and well maintained observing the sanctity of the devotional place. Some of the temples are ancient which are several years old. The architectural marvel of these temples attract tourists from different locations. Each temple has uniqueness and has distinct significance. Apart from the famous and well-known temples, there are few temples in Guna which are frequented by the locals. The renowned temples in Guna are as follows
Panchmukhi Hanuman Temple
The Hanuman Tekri is a temple situated in Guna which occupies the city’s top most historic hill. The temple is believed to be around 600 years old. Lord Hanuman is considered to be very powerful in this temple and is frequented by visitors from all over Guna. During festivals and fairs, special puja and abhisek take place and this is the main crowed puller.
Known to be a prominent temple in Guna the Bisbhuji temple is widely known for the deity Maa Bees Bhuja Devi. The Goddess is considered to have 20 arms hence the deity is coined the name Maa Bees Bhuja Devi. The goddess is believed to have immense power to materialize the wishes and desires of human beings. The means of approach to the temple is by taking a regular bus that connects the temple with Guna, which is about 158 km north of Bhopal.
Panchmukhi Hanuman Ashram
The Panchmukhi Hanuman Ashram as the name suggests is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. One of the five strengths of Lord Hanuman is depicted in this ashram. The Panchmukhi Hanuman Ashram is a devotional place known for its peaceful ambience. The atmosphere of the place is filled with strong vibrations of Lord Hanuman. A rare idol of the lord with five different faces is present in this temple.
This is a temple of Lord Shantinath, Kunthunath and Arahnath. The idols are seen in the standing posture. This temple is a pious and auspicious place for the Jains living in Guna. It is an architectural marvel with the temple having a lot of paintings and sculptures.
Other lesser known temples in Guna
These temples are not very famous when compared to the temples mentioned above. These temples are visited mainly by the local community. These location-specific temples are maintained by the local body and various rituals take place in these temples.