Chausath Yogini temple
Chousat Yogini temple in Bhedagha is a very ancient temple and has a splendid architecture. It is one of the oldest heritage temples in India. This historic temple is situated on a hillock in Jabalpur city. This pilgrimage was established during the reign of Kalchuri Dynasty at 10th century. The temple has beautiful engraved walls made with local granite and magnificent paintings. However, one of Mughal invaders destroyed the beautiful statues placed inside the main temple premise. It is famouas as the abode of Goddess Durga(Shakti) along with 64 yoginis which have been marked to be the different forms of the Goddess.
MahaShivratri festival is celebrated on the 6th night of the dark Phalgun- Feb or March every year. Devotees observe fast on this night and do not eat anything till night and offer fruits, flowers and bel leaves on Shiva Linga. The Festival- Mahashivaratri marks the night when Lord Shiva performed the 'Tandava'. People believe that on this holy day Lord Shiva was married to Parvati Maa. Devotees visit this temple especially on some auspicious occasions to seek fulfilment of the following- Salvation; Wealth and Relief from diseases.