Holy Temple Maa Sharda: Town Maihar
Culture , History , Travel and Destinations / November 12, 2017

The holy town Maihar is a part of Satna district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is a place of Hindus Faith and devotion. That is well known place for the temple of the mother goddess Sharda situated on Trikuta hill. The town was formerly the capital of the princely state of Maihar. The state was established in 1778 by Jogis clan, who were granted land by the ruler of the nearby state of Orchha. The state, which was watered by the Tamas River, consists mainly of alluvial soil covering sandstone, and is fertile except in the hilly district of the south. A large area was under forest, the producer of which provided a small export trade. It is sakti peeth according to the epics when lord Shiva was carrying body of dead mother goddess Sati, her necklace fell at this place. Therefore the name “Maihar = Mai+Har”, means the “necklace of mother”. According to the locals the famous warriors Alha and Udal, who had war with Prithvi Raj Chauhan, were very strong followers of Maa Sharda Devi. They called the mother goddess by the name “Sharda Mai”. Alha worshiped for 12 years and got amaratva with blessings…

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